Japanese Government reciprocates

Imphal, April 23 2022: The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan showed appreciation to the 2nd World War Imphal Campaign Foundation, Manipur for the works rendered by the foundation for the research and development in the field of the Battle of Imphal & 2nd World War.

In recognition of the activities taken up by the Imphal Campaign Foundation, Mari Yamamoto, Director of Social Welfare and War Victims’ Relief Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan sent letters of appreciation to the president Arambam Angamba and former president Yumnam Rajeshwor of the foundation.

A team of Japanese delegates comprising of Satoshi Yonemaru, first Secretary, Embassy of Japan in India, Kazuchika Furukawa, Senior Chief, Office for the Recovery and Repatriation of the Remains of War Dead and Eri Ohtani, Anthropology expert, Planning Division of Recovery of the Remains of War Dead, Social Welfare and War Victims’ Relief Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan during their visit to Imphal handed over the letters of appreciation to Arambam Angamba and Yumnam Rajeshwor on April 21 .

Lauding the activities taken up by Imphal Campaign Foundation, Mari Yamamoto said, “Thanks to the great support and cooperation from 2nd World War Imphal Campaign Foundation, for our project of the remains of war dead in the State of Manipur, we are able to repatriate many of the remains of Japanese war dead who had been left in State of Manipur to Japan.

We would like to extend our appreciation to all members of the 2nd World War Imphal Campaign foundation” .

2nd World War Imphal Campaign Foundation has been undertaking excavation work of the various battlefields of the 2nd World War for the last decade.

Relics and artefacts excavated are exhibited in their museum, Imphal War Museum located at Sagolband Tera Amudon, Imphal as well as at Imphal Peace Museum at Maibam Lokpa Ching.

The Foundation is also collaborating with Japan Association of Recovery and Repatriation of War Casualties (JARRWC) for finding remains of Japanese soldiers who died during the Battle of Imphal in Manipur.

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