HIROSHIMA – A memorial service was held Tuesday in Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture, for about 3,000 crew members who died when the Imperial Japanese Navy battleship Yamato was sunk by U.S. forces on April 7, 1945, during World War II.
About 300 people, including relatives of the war dead and Maritime Self-Defense Force cadets, attended the service in front of a cenotaph for the war dead in the Old Imperial Navy Cemetery.
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