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Snow damage at Yokohama War Cemetery

29 January 2013

The Yokohama War Cemetery in Japan has been hit by heavy snow, resulting in some damage to trees.

Kengo Kobayashi, CWGC Manager at the Cemetery, said there had been several inches of snow. As a result, this has caused some damage to trees located within the cemetery.

Once the snow has melted the cemetery will be inspected and a plan to repair the damage will be drawn up.

Kengo and his team will ensure all damaged branches are removed and the cemetery is returned to its usual immaculate state.

Yokohama War Cemetery is the only CWGC cemetery in Japan, and contains the graves of Commonwealth servicemen and women who died in Japan as POWs during World War II or who died of illness or accident while serving with the British Commonwealth Occupation Force in the post war period.