Cleanups honor those who perished during World War II


The Japanese Society of the Northern Marianas and Japan Saipan Travel Association Clean Up Japanese Peace Memorial and Tower of Okinawa


The Japanese Society of the Northern Marianas and Japan Saipan Travel Association, with support from the Marianas Visitors Authority, held a second clean-up event on August 14, 2021, at the Japanese Peace Memorial and Tower of Okinawa in Marpi. Under the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisers’ Public Private Partnership, the nonprofit organizations teamed up to adopt the two historical sites and have committed to hosting clean-ups at these sites four times a year.

The groups hosted the clean-ups to commemorate the date of the end of World War II — August 15th — and the date that memorial services are held in Japan for those who perished during the war.


In addition to the two sites, students of Japanese School also cleaned up the Japanese Memorial in Susupe next to Mt. Carmel Church, on the same day. More than 50 people joined the event. The Japanese Society and JSTA plan to conduct the next clean-up in November 2021.

GCEA thanks the Japanese Society of the Northern Marianas and the Japan Saipan Travel Association for their partnership and friendship. Together, We Can make The Marianas a beautiful and peaceful

place to live!


* Information and photos are courtesy of The Japanese Society of the Northern Marianas and Japan Saipan Travel Association.