RKC Documentary Series 1
“The Promise of “The Bone Man”
Nishimura Kokichi was born in the city of Kochi, and in 1941 was sent to New Guinea as a special forces member of the Japanese army. It was a hellish battlefield where 10s of thousands of Japanese soldiers lost their lives. One person after another made Nishimura promise to collect their remains and send them back to Japan. These promises meant the world to him... Now, 70 years later, he makes good on the lives of his comrades from long ago.