• Japanese officials revisit war-era tunnel in Albay


    LEGAZPI CITY: Six decades after the Second World War, Japanese officials revisited the historic war tunnels of Ligñon Hill, which is now a popular eco-tourism destination in this city.

    Ligñon Hill is the garrison of Japanese soldiers during the war.

    Mayor Seiji Kurashima of Fuefuki City, Japan and other officials visited the 60-year Japanese tunnel on Thursday with Department of Tourism and provincial government officials.

    Kurashima was in town for the proposed sisterhood agreement with the provincial government of Albay owing to similar landmarks—Mount Mayon for Albay and Mount Fuji for Fuefuki City.

    Maria “Nini” Ravanilla, DOT regional director, said the proposed sisterhood agreement aims to bolster economic and tourism ties between Albay and Fuefuki City.

    The Japanese delegation approved the proposal but requested for a translation of the texts of the working paper into Nihongo.

    Albay province has several historical Japanese tunnels currently explored by local and foreign tourists including the biggest Japanese tunnel uncovered in Mount Kitwinan in Camalig town.


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