Nakamura's Body Heads To His Hometown


Nakamura's body heads to his hometown

The plane carrying the body of a Japanese doctor and humanitarian worker who was shot dead in Afghanistan is heading to his hometown Fukuoka in southern Japan on Monday morning.

Dr. Tetsu Nakamura died on Wednesday after being ambushed by a group of unidentified gunmen in the city of Jalalabad in the eastern province of Nangarhar.

On Sunday evening, the plane carrying the coffin arrived at Narita Airport, outside Tokyo. Nakamura's widow, Naoko, and his daughter Akiko were onboard the plane.

At Narita airport, relatives and officials of Japan's foreign ministry gathered in front of the coffin. They offered flowers and observed a moment of silence.

The plane carrying his body will soon arrive at the airport in the city of Fukuoka. The funeral service is scheduled to be held on Wednesday there.