Consul General Hideki YAMAJI offered a wreath at the memorial monument of the 14th Southern Army Hospital. (3rd May 2023)

 Consul General Hideki YAMAJI offered flowers at the memorial monument commemorating the fourteenth Southern Army Hospital on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023. 
The fourteenth Southern Army Hospital was located in Cebu from August 1942 to April 1945. The hospital was forced to shift to many places in the Philippines as the military situation worsened. The hospital had 455 medical staff and 600 to 800 patients during the peak period, only 30% of them survived when the war ended. The Vincente Sotto Memorial Medical Hospital is operating in the place where the fourteenth Southern Army Hospital was located.  
 The fence surrounding the monument has been renovated recently owing to the kind consideration of the Vincente Sotto Memorial Medical Hospital.