Lest We Forget VI: Japan

Yes, Japan was an aggressor during the war.  However, that did not stop them from suffering horrific tragedies (more on that tomorrow).  While in Kyoto, I visited a great number of temples.  At one, a Buddhist temple with a massive (several stories high) statue of the Buddha sitting on the roof, there was a small shrine off to the side.  Inside, I was surprised and delighted to see a WWII memorial.

Above the file cabinets it reads “Individual Names of Allied Personnel who Perished in Territory under Japanese Jurisdiction during World War II.”

Thank you, Japan, for that rememberance.
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