The remains of the war dead The bereaved family asks the country for DNA identification August 19 18:34
In order to identify the remains of the war dead found in Okinawa in March, eight people of the war dead survivors gathered DNA on the 19th through a volunteer group in Aomori Prefecture that collects the remains of the dead on the 19th. I asked to do.
In March, regarding the remains collected in Itoman City, Okinawa Prefecture, eight surviving survivors living in Hokkaido and Akita Prefecture, and Nagano Prefecture, may be relatives who died in battle with the American military. The
On the 19th, Tetsuji Hamada, a freelance journalist who lives in Fukaura Town, Aomori Prefecture, applied to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for prompt DNA testing on behalf of the bereaved family.
On the other hand, a person in charge of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said that he wants to confirm whether DNA can be extracted from the remains.
According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, the remains of more than 187,000 war dead in Okinawa have been found so far, but only 5 people have been identified by DNA testing.
Mr. Hamada says, “Because the bereaved people are aging, I want to request a quick response from the country.”