On 14th November 2017, Ambassador Hiramatsu hosted a Remembrance Service for those Japanese who died in the WWII, at his Residence in the Embassy of Japan.
From 7th November to 14th November, a Japanese delegation had been conducting excavations and collecting the remains of those Japanese persons who died during the WWII in Manipur State. Taking this opportunity, the memorial service was held to pay tributes to all the Japanese people who died in India, far away from Japan.
The ceremony was held in front of the bo tree planted by Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress when they visited India in 1960 as Their Imperial Highnesses the Crown Prince and Crown Princess, Ambassador offered tributes to the memory of the deceased, and all participants, including Ambassador and Mrs. Hiramatsu, members of the repatriation team, members of the Japanese Association Club, members of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry in India, and officers of the Japanese Embassy, offered their silent prayers and flowers.
Remembrance Service held at Ambassador's Residence
November 15, 2017