• Kyodo


Around 1,200 people offered silent prayers at a memorial service here Thursday for the students, teachers and crew members that died in February when the Ehime Maru, a fisheries training vessel, was sunk by a resurfacing U.S. Navy submarine off the coast of Hawaii.

Participants at the memorial included bereaved family members of the nine victims, survivors of the accident, Japanese and U.S. government officials, and students of the high school.

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