• Kyodo


A detailed map has been found in the U.S. of underground bunkers dug by the Imperial Japanese military on Iwojima, a discovery that could aid the retrieval of remains of more fallen soldiers on the major World War II battleground, government officials said Friday.

About 21,900 Japanese soldiers are believed to have died on the remote Pacific island now known as Iwoto and virtually uninhabited. But the remains of only about 9,900 have been recovered, partly because an airstrip and other Self-Defense Forces facilities have been built there.

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