Photos of WWII Japanese detainees at Dalian camps found in Russian archive

Photos of WWII Japanese detainees at Dalian camps found in Russian archive
Men wearing Japanese Imperial Army and Navy uniforms stand at attention at the entrance to the controversial Yasukuni shrine as people visit to offer prayers and remember the country's war dead in Tokyo. Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the end of the World War II on August 15.
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MOSCOW - A collection of 55 photos of Japanese nationals, who were being detained after the end of World War II at the former Soviet Union camps in Dalian, China, has been found preserved at the State Archives of the Russian Federation.

Regarding the detention of Japanese nationals in the former Soviet Union, over 100 photographs had been discovered.

The 55 photos, which were declassified upon the request of The Yomiuri Shimbun, are the first to be found as a collection of photos showing the lives of Japanese people detained in non-Siberia areas.

For details, pick up Sunday's print edition of The Japan News.

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