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Japanese Peace Park Wewak

This memorial park was established next to a former mass grave for Japanese soldiers on 16 September 1981. One of the plaques reads:

"In Memory of all those who sacrificed their lives on land and at sea and around New Guinea during World War II and in dedication to world peace. Construction by the Japanese Government in cooperation with the Government of Papua New Guinea on September 16, 1981."

Another plaque reads:

"For the construction of this monument Japanese ex-service league for East New Guinea and Japan-Papua New Guinea Goodwill Society have given their cooperation for this rest house. The stage and open air theater and so on. Architect Supervisor Kiyonori Kiutake. Memorial Plate Designer Hiroshi Ogawa, Constructor Hakoneueki Landscape Construction, Ltd."

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Source

  • Text: Kaj Metz
  • Photos: TracesOfWar.com