Bodies of 2 female Guam victims returned to Japan
The Yomiuri Shimbun/Asia News NetworkThe bodies of two Japanese women killed in Tuesday's fatal rampage in Guam returned to Japan on Friday evening accompanied by the relatives who had traveled to the island with them for a wedding.
February 18, 2013, 12:09 am TWN
The JAL airplane carrying the bodies of Rie Sugiyama, 28, and her grandmother Kazuko Uehara, 81, both from the city of Tochigi, arrived at Narita Airport at about 6:20 p.m.
As the container carrying the coffins was unloaded from the cargo compartment at the front of the aircraft, JAL officials and others observed a moment of silence.
Their family members who returned to Japan on the same flight looked somber as they entered the airport's arrivals area.