Japanese Ambassador Remembers UNTAC Dead

Phnom Penh – Newly appointed Japanese ambassador Masahiro Mikami  has visited the memorial site of Haruyuji Takata in Taing Korsang Khang Taboun Pagoda and the place of Atsuhito Nakata’s memorial in Ounalom Pagoda.

Takata was a former Japanese police officer sent by the Japanese government to participate in UNTAC activities in Banteay Meanchey province. He died in an ambush in the province on May 4, 1983.

Nakata was a former United Nations volunteer and worked as a UNTAC observer in Kampong Thom province. He was shot to death along with his interpreter in Kampong Thom on April 8, 1993.

Both were killed and killed during their mission in Cambodia. His Excellency the Ambassador remembered their dedication to the peace of Cambodia and prayed that their souls go to heaven. SWIFT NEWS

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