|Japanese Navy grave marker on Dublon Island
"This is a grave marker for Japanese military personnel.
The marker reads from top to bottom ka-i-gu-ng-po-chi.
Translation: Navy Graves. The marker about 6" hi
as I recall, steps to the right of it lead to the top
of a hill where a platform about 10x30 feet of concrete
resides. There was a spot for incense and flowers. One
must remember that the Japanese, when they obtained Truk,
colonized it. A Japanese man could marry a Micronesian
woman, but never vice-versa. So, a lot of people I knew
were 1/4 or 1/2 Japanese, and spoke Japanese fluently.
At wars end, all the Japanese men were repatriated without
their family. Many, many broken homes."
Williams Date: 1982
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