Latest 2020 Events
Prime Minister Abe Shinzo visited Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery with major cabinet members to pay respect to the War Dead Spirits on August 15, 2020, 75th Japan Surrender Anniversary.
August 15/ 2020
Prime Minister Abe Shinzo visited Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery with Minister Katsunobu Kato, Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare, and other cabinet members, to pay respect to the War Dead Spirits on August 15, 2020, 75th Japan Surrender Anniversary.
President Tsushima Yuji, President of the Memorial Foundation, offered a heartfelt welcome to Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, Minister Katsunobu Kato and his cabinet members.
Famous Japanese Actress, Haruka Ayase, Visiting Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery for TBS series from August 15 at 2.00 PM JST
July 26/ 2020
Famous Japanese Actress, Haruka Ayase, visited Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery with her TV crew members on July 26, 2020, to pay respect to the War Dead Spirits. The TV program, entitled ”Listening to the War”, will be aired on TBS from August 15 at 2.00 PM JST.
After praying and offering the flowers to the War Dead Spirits, she endorsed this important message during the interview, ‘We should never go to war’.
First Religious Livestream Event on Youtube during COVID-19
September 18/ 2020
One of the largest Japanese Buddhism groups, Jyoudo Shinsyu, hosted the memorial service at Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery. The event was broadcasted to their Japanese followers at the same time as the actual event. With this approach, there are no boundaries to pay respect to the War Dead Spirits
The Most Extended Memorial Services Hosted by Rissho Kosei Kai since 1959
September 22/ 2020
Rissho Kosei Kai has been hosting the memorial service annually since 1959. This year this Buddhism group still carries on their ritual at Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery on September 22, 2020. It has been 61 years consecutively, and will continue in the coming years.