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In addition to the threatened graves in Aoyama Cemetery, Zoshigaya Cemetery (located in Toshima-ku near Ikebukuro) plots have also been served notice.
The payment of fees at Zoshigaya was due on September 1, 2004. Although none of the graves have been moved since, it seems as though many are still marked--signs were removed, but the numbered posts remain.
A phone call to the Zoshigaya Cemetery office indicated that there are no immediate plans for selling plots, removing graves or creating a park.
The FST will include these graves in its scope, and begin a dialogue about them with the city and with the University to see what we can do to preserve them.