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Tomari International Cemetery

U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry landed on Okinawa for the first time in 1853 before heading for the japanese mainland. The voyage across the Pacific was arduoud, and some of his crew fellill. Perry designated this as a final resting place for foreigners, and some of his crew is buried here, Although not well managed in the past, U.S. service members have cleaned the cemetery, allowing visitors to view the gravestones.