LONDON – Former Japanese soldiers and British prisoners of war gathered Wednesday to plant trees at the unveiling of a Japanese section of a peace and reconciliation war memorial in Britain.
The former enemies planted European maple and Japanese cherry trees in the Japanese section of the International Grove of Reconciliation and Friendship at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, central England. The grove was opened by Bishop of Coventry Colin Bennetts, with Japanese Ambassador to Britain Sadayuki Hayashi opening the Japanese quadrant.
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