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Japan’s Emperor Attends War Victim Memorial

  August 15, 2013 at 5:39 am by

The Emperor of Japan today attended a memorial service at the┬áBudokan Martial Arts Arena in Tokyo, to commemorate victims of war. Emperor Akihito was joined by his wife, Empress Michiko, for the annual service. It takes place each year on August 15th, the anniversary of the day Japan surrendered to the Allied Forces in World War II. The pair offered silent prayers, leading 6,000 people in a minute’s silence. The … Continue reading

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