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Former Marine visits Japan to return flag from WWII

  • August 14, 2017
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Sankei
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Most Monday papers wrote that a 93-year-old U.S. veteran is currently visiting Japan to return a rising sun flag that he took from the body of a Japanese solider on the battlefield in Saipan in July 1944. Marvin Strombo from Montana plans to return the Japanese flag to the owner’s bereaved family in Gifu Prefecture tomorrow. The dailies said the Oregon-based NGO “Obon Society” helped to identify the flag owner and arrange the former Marine’s trip to Japan. 

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