Emperor, Empress pay respects to Tsushima Maru victims in Naha

National Jun 27, 2014

Emperor, Empress pay respects to Tsushima Maru victims in Naha

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Friday visited a cenotaph and museum in Naha, Okinawa, commemorating the 1,482 people who died when an American submarine torpedoed a Japanese passenger ship during World War II. Half the victims were school children. The Imperial couple placed bouquets ...