Remains of WWII soldiers found in sealed cave

April 3, 2015 1:29 PM

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The island nation of Palau is preparing for a visit from Japan's Emperor Akihito next week with an unusual and grim task: It's investigating long-sealed caves on the island of Peleliu to look for the remains of Japanese soldiers from World War II.

The remains of six soldiers have been discovered so far , but that's just the start. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports they were found in one of about 200 sealed caves on Peleliu.

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