A Japanese government plane carrying the bodies of 7 Japanese nationals killed at a restaurant in Dhaka, Bangladesh, has arrived in Tokyo.
The aircraft landed at Haneda Airport at around 5:50 AM on Tuesday.
On board were the 7 victims and their bereaved family members, as well as officials of companies where the deceased worked.
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Koichi Hagiuda were at the airport to offer flowers and a silent prayer for the dead.
The Japanese government sent the plane following the incident on Friday night in which 20 hostages were killed by gunmen who stormed the restaurant. Two police officers were also killed.
Tamaoki Watanabe, who survived the attack with injuries, came back about 2 hours earlier on another plane equipped with medical facilities. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Source and image: NHK