Japanese and Australian representatives honour Imphal fallen
03 June 2015
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission welcomed the Australian
High Commissioner and the Japanese Ambassador to Imphal War
Cemetery, India for a wreath laying ceremony in memory of those
that died at the Battle of Imphal.
Mr Takeshi Yagi became the first Japanese Ambassador to lay a
wreath at the CWGC Imphal War Cemetery at the ceremony on 28
The Battle of Imphal was amongst the fiercest seen in India
during the Second World War, with over 1,600 casualties
commemorated at the War Cemetery alone.
"The Commonwealth War Graves Commission was honoured to welcome
Australian High Commissioner, Mr Patrick Suckling and Japanese
Ambassador to India, Mr Takeshi Yagi," said Rich Hills, Director
Africa and Asia Pacific Area.
"We are pleased to welcome all those who make the pilgrimage to
Imphal War Cemetery to join us in remembering those commemorated