SINGAPORE (Kyodo) More than six decades after World War II, Singapore is preserving sites that marked key events of Japan’s invasion, including the building where Gen. Tomoyuki Yamashita, the “Tiger of Malaya,” and his British counterpart met to negotiate the surrender of British forces in 1942.

The former Ford Motor Factory building in Bukit Timah in the western part of Singapore will be the first war relic to be named by the government as a national monument on Wednesday, the 64th anniversary of the fall of Singapore to Japanese forces on Feb. 15, 1942.

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