The Japanese Cemetery Park (Kanji: 日本人墓地公園; rōmaji: Nihonjin bochi kōen) is a cemetery and park in Hougang, Singapore. It is the largest Japanese cemetery in Southeast Asia at 29,359 square metres, consisting of 910 tombstones that contain the remains of members of the Japanese community in Singapore, including young Japanese prostitutes, civilians, soldiers and convicted war criminals executed in Changi Prison. It was gazetted as a memorial park by the Singapore government in 1987.
... The Japanese Association of Singapore still continues to maintain the cemetery, which has since became a memorial park in 1987 for the appreciation of history and for its natural ... As a legacy of the history of Japan and Singapore, the cemetery park is often visited by Japanese students, veterans, residents and tourists ... The current tomb keeper is Lim Geok Qi, who has been working in the Cemetery and for the Japanese Association for over 50 years ...
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“Borrow a child and get on welfare.
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or go to the public park with the child, and take the child
to the welfare office and cry and say your man left you and
be humble and wear your dress and your smile, and dont talk
—Susan Griffin (b. 1943)
“The Japanese have perfected good manners and made them indistinguishable from rudeness.”
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—Mary Elizabeth Baker, U.S. cemetery committee head. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 15 (June 13, 1988)