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Japan Seeks Ethnic Help in Search for WWII Dead

3 January 2013

Japan is hoping that a series of ceasefires between Burma’s government army and ethnic armed groups will enable it to search for the remains of Japanese soldiers killed during the Second World War, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun. The newspaper said that 14 ethnic armed groups have agreed to take part in the search, which will begin this month and continue until November. The armed groups, including the 11 members of the United Nationalities Federal Council, agreed to help find the remains after reaching an agreement with the Chiang Mai-based Thai-Japan Education Development Foundation late last year.