The Japanese memorial to the country’s war dead on Iwo Jima’s Mount Suribachi. Photo: SCMP

Return to Iwo Jima: 75 years after US-Japan battle, what is the island like today?

  • With human remains still being found, the Japanese island is covered in sobering reminders of its bloody past
  • US marines regularly make the pilgrimage to the top of Mount Suribachi to remember their fallen countrymen
Topic |   Legacy of war in Asia

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The Japanese memorial to the country’s war dead on Iwo Jima’s Mount Suribachi. Photo: SCMP
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Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall never expected to still be in Japan 24 years after he first arrived, but he quickly realised its advantages over his native London. He lives in Yokohama with his wife and children and writes for publications around the world.