Wartime nurse says more human remains in Shinjuku





At 84 years of age, Toyo Ishii wants to set the record straight about a period in the immediate aftermath of World War II that is almost forgotten.

Ishii, who worked as a nurse for the Imperial Japanese Army at a medical college in Tokyo, told health authorities about sites in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward that she says contain the remains of soldiers killed in the war as well as foreign nationals.

Ishii said the burial sites are in the ward's Toyama district, where a number of wartime medical facilities were located. She said they likely contain the remains of Japanese soldiers killed in action as well as those of other countries that had been autopsied and preserved as specimens during World War II.


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