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September 2022    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Vol. 37, No. 9   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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Japanese Dive Shop Apologizes

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A diving shop in Okinawa apologized after a photograph appeared online of some of its diving customers posing on the remains of the Emmons, a destroyer sunk in a Japanese Kamikaze attack during World War II. The act was seen as discourteous and incited disapproval from relatives and friends in a survivor group residing in Okinawa.

What a contrast to how we from the West treat Japanese war wrecks! Those of you who've been diving at Truk Lagoon, the forward operating base of the Japanese armed forces in WWII, may have noticed that it's rare to see a Japanese diver there....


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