Lonely Planet Writer

Caves sealed after WWII to be reopened in Palau

Palau.
Palau. Image by LuxTonnerre / CC BY 2.0

The remains of Japanese troops thought to be inside caves in Palau that were blocked during WWII are to be recovered. The series of caves in Peleliu State will be re-opened ahead of the visit from Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko in Japan. An estimated 10,000 Japanese soldiers died during the fighting in the country, and the remains of some 2600 troops have never been found. Read more: abc.net.au