October 21, 2016
A bronze bust of Philippine National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, was constructed within Hibiya Park in Tokyo. It is located at the site of Tokyo Hotel where he stayed in 1888 before he traveled to Europe.
An engraving of the statue says, “Dr. Jose Rizal, National Hero of the Philippines, stayed in 1888 at Tokyo Hotel located at this site.”
It was unveiled on June 19, 1961 during the commemoration of Rizal’s 100th birth anniversary.
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