Memorial for Tsushima Maru

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On 16th August, HIH Prince Fumihito, HIH Princess Kiko, HIH Princess Mako, HIH Princess Kako and HIH Prince Hisahito of Akishino attended the memorial gathering for the victims of the  tragedy of Tsushima Maru held in Tokyo.

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Tsushima Maru was a Japanese passenger/cargo ship that was sunk by the submarine USS Bowfin during World War II, while carrying hundreds of schoolchildren from Okinawa to Kagoshima. On 27th June, Their Majesties visited Tsushima Maru memorial in Okinawa Prefecture.

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