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Guv’nor of Olympic/Paralympic hosting Tokyo refuses to send eulogy to memorial for Koreans massacred in 1923 earthquake


The Governor of Tokyo, which hosts the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, Koike Yuriko, as she has done in the past five years, refused to send an eulogy to an annual ceremony commemorating the Korean victims who were slaughtered in the wake of the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake. The ceremony took place on September 1, the day marking the 98th anniversary of the Great Kanto Earthquake, at a Tokyo park. Korean dancer Kim Sun-ja, who resides in Japan, performs "jinhonmu," a dance for the repose of the deceased. (Sep.1/2021, Tokyo)
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