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August 25, 2006

Plots reverting to Tocho

Below are links to the Koho, which among other things, contains documents listing plots in the Gaijin bochi reverting to Tocho. The first document contains one name and the second 58.
Copy and paste the above link, then click on the link corresponding to the following date and reference number: 18年2月13日 定刊第13632号
Then click on the link corresponding to the following date and reference number:
18年7月28日 定刊第13746号

Our updated database is here.

The plots reverting to Tocho are marked in lavender.

The 59 names are of those who originally leased plots in the Gaijin bochi and have not paid maintenance fees for more than five years. After cross-checking the names in the Koho with those in our database, we can construe that there are at least 68 deceased whose stones and/or remains can now be moved or removed by Tocho. The good news is graves of 43 individuals have been saved. However, Tocho has said that they are not going to remove any graves for the time being.

We continue to seek more information on the construction plan for the Gaijin bochi and will update this space as soon as we have them.

Posted by Jonathan at August 25, 2006 09:01 AM

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