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Afghanistan unveils postage stamps to commemorate doctor Nakamura

This picture shows a portrait of late Japanese doctor Tetsu Nakamura, who was shot to death in Afghanistan after decades of his earnest support for the country, and his coffin at a funeral parlour in Fukuoka on December 11, 2019. (AFP)
This picture shows a portrait of late Japanese doctor Tetsu Nakamura, who was shot to death in Afghanistan after decades of his earnest support for the country, and his coffin at a funeral parlour in Fukuoka on December 11, 2019. (AFP)
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16 Jan 2021 03:01:35 GMT9
16 Jan 2021 03:01:35 GMT9

NEW DELHI: The government of Afghanistan has issued commemorative postage stamps bearing the image of slain Japanese doctor Tetsu Nakamura.

The stamp was unveiled at a ceremony in the capital of Kabul on Thursday.

Valued at 300 afghanis, or about 400 yen, the stamp features a photograph of Nakamura and words applauding his humanitarian aid efforts in the country.

Nakamura was shot dead in December 2019 while working on aid efforts as the local representative of Japanese humanitarian aid group Peshawar-kai. The doctor, who was 73 at the time of the shooting, had engaged in medical support and desert-greening programs.

Fazel Mahmood Fazly, a senior official from the office of the Afghan president, lauded Nakamura’s challenging efforts to raise the standard of living in the country at the ceremony.

JIJI Press

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