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In the vicinity of central Jakarta, Indonesia, there is the Kalibata hero's fcemetry. Holy place where heroes for Indonesian independence sleep eternally. Around twenty Japanese who fought the War together are also buried. In 1944 Japanese promised Independence with Sukarno but Japan was defeated before the commitment was executed. Those souls at the cemetry are the Japanese who tried to bring out the promise and fought for the independence together with Indonesians.Those cemetries scatters around all over Indonesia and about two thousand Japanese soldiers at their lofty ideal and sacrifice are also commemorated even if there are not only brighter side but also some shadowy side of the Japanese occupation days. Those Japanese now
became the foundation stones for the friendly relation of two countries.Peta march, lyrics of the Fatherland Defense Volunteers are still sung among the people for more than sixty years. Indonesia is now a Democracy surpassing the days of Developmental Dictatorship and cooperation amongst the Democracies in Asia is essential for the Peace and Japan can play important role as a friend of Asia and a leader.