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Yamamoto WWII crash site reopens to tourists in Bougainville | Pacific Beat

Yamamoto WWII crash site reopens to tourists in Bougainville

Yamamoto WWII crash site reopens to tourists in Bougainville

Updated 12 May 2015, 17:40 AEST

For the first time in more than five years, visitors to Bougainville are able to see the 'World War Two - crash site' of the Japanese Admiral.

Isoroku Yamamoto - the mastermind of the 1942 attack on Pearl Harbour.

Access to the site at Kokopo village, in the Buin District, had been closed due to a land dispute between rivals clans.

Local tourism operators are hoping the 70th anniversary of the end of the Pacific War will spark renewed interest in the site, particularly among Japanese visitors.

Presenter: Sam Bolitho

Speakers: Mark Stille, American naval historian, John Bolsco, owner of "Bougainville Experience Tours"

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