Body of slain doctor returns home to Japan from Afghanistan
The body of a Japanese doctor killed in a roadside shooting in Afghanistan arrived back home Sunday, with government officials on hand to lead a brief ceremony of mourning at Tokyo's Narita International Airport.
Tetsu Nakamura was killed last week, along with five Afghans who had been traveling with him.
Keisuke Suzuki, Japan's state minister of foreign affairs, joined other officials in bowing their heads in prayer after laying flowers by the coffin, draped in white, in a solemn ceremony in honor of Nakamura at the airport.
Nakamura's wife and daughter, who had flown to Afghanistan to bring the doctor's body back, also took part in the ceremony.