Consul General Uyama Attends USS San Francisco Memorial Ceremony

On Sunday, May 27th, Consul General Tomochika Uyama attended the USS San Francisco Memorial Ceremony held at Land’s End in San Francisco. The USS San Francisco was a heavy cruiser that operated in World War II. Many sailors and marines were killed in action aboard the USS San Francisco during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal in November 1942. Since last year, the Consul General of Japan has been invited as an official representative of Japan to this annual memorial ceremony, which is coordinated by the USS San Francisco Memorial Foundation. In his remarks, on behalf of the people and government of Japan, Consul General Uyama offered condolences to the souls who lost their lives in the war, and stated that the former adversaries, Japan and the United States, as well as Japan and Australia, stand as a model of the power of reconciliation.

Consul General Uyama delivering remarks to the audience

Mr. John A. McKnight, President, USS San Francisco Memorial Foundation, giving his remarks

Mr. Frank Jordan, former Mayor of San Francisco, delivering his remarks after receiving the Lifetime Service Award

Group photo, including Consul General Uyama and Consul General of Australia Chris Oldfield in the foreground, after the ceremony

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