In the press review of Wednesday, June 23, we will discuss: the anniversary of the Battle of Okinawa, the eruption of the Otake volcano and the birth of two baby panda at Ueno Zoo.
A tragic anniversary
June 23 marks the end of the battle of okinawa during World War II and, on this occasion, the Japanese commemorate the victims of this carnage. In 1945, during the assault on the island by American troops, no less than 200,000 people lost their lives. Of these 200,000 people, there are approximately 95,000 civilians, 95,000 Japanese soldiers and 15,000 American soldiers. It is one of the deadliest battles of the war. Despite the pandemic, the commemoration service is certainly reduced but will take place for the 76th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Okinawa.
Volcanic eruption in Kagoshima
In Kagoshima County, Mount Otake located on Suwanose Island, 230km from Kagoshima City, entered eruption. The alert level has been increased to prevent anyone from approaching the mountain due to ash and rock projections. The 84 people living on the island are on the lookout, because in 1813 a eruption ravaged the island in destroying all the dwellings.
Birth of two pandas
At Ueno Zoo, the keepers woke up with a pleasant surprise, Panda Shin shin put down 2 small. This is the third time this panda has given birth to babies. These two are particularly watched, because in 2016, the infant had died after only 6 days. So far, caregivers have not been able to determine the sex of the babies or weigh them.