Updated as of September 16, 2019| 10:33am

Some Japanese men who survived the fierce World War 2 battle in Palau, including their relatives, will arrive in the country by the end of the month to donate an ambulance and fire truck to the Ministry of Justice (MOJ).

MOJ Chief of Staff Earnest Ongidobel said in an interview that a group of Japanese and local government officials from Zao Town, Japan will present the vehicles to the MOJ during the handover ceremony slated September 27.

The mayor of Zao Town will also be here to personally present the donations and participate in Palau’s celebration of Independence Day on October 1.

Ongidobel said that the vehicles will help the MOJ a lot since there is a fire station in Babeldaob island that currently does not have a fire truck. (Rhealyn C. Pojas)

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to correct that the governor of the Miyagi Prefecture is not among the Japanese local officials who will visit Palau by the end of September but only the mayor of Zao Town. Our apologies for the error.