SHOSEI KODA - Online Memorial Website

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24 years
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Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave. Our birth is nothing but our death begun. Bishop Hall

This memorial website was created to remember our dearest SHOSEI KODA who was born in Japan Nogata on November 29, 1979 and passed away in Iraq, on November 3, 2004 at the age of 25. You will live forever in our memories and hearts.

Shosei was a wonderful,handsome,warm-hearted,young 24 year-old man.

Shosei,was however,a curious soul.

He grew up with his loving parents Masumi and Setsuko Koda,and with his older brother Maki,as a energetic teenager,and later,a very independent,and respectful man.As a Christian,Shosei,was always willing to help the others,and he had a dream,himself:Building artificial limbs for those who were injured in wars.

Shosei,then decided to go to New Zealand,to learn English,and later to start travelling around the world,for one year.However,for some reason,which is unknown to everybody,he suddenly decided to go in a trip around the Middle-East countries,including Iraq.A path with no return,sadly!People who met him say that Shosei have told them he wanted to see what was going on in Iraq with his own eyes.It is reported as well,that they advised him not to go,because the situation in that country was extremely dangerous,but that Shosei didn`t care about it,just saying "I`ll be fine."

Shosei had courage and took his own decision.

Tragically,next thing we know,is that Shosei was abducted by gunmen,and later,beheaded!I can`t express how disgusted I am by this hideous crime,and I ask myself how on Earth,people can be so cruel,and behave like animals!There will never be an excuse to justify his death,and his murder is an unforgiveable thing.We just should not tolerate such actions,where innocent people are killed like this.May God give him peace! matter how bad people talk about you,I will always love you,and respect you!


Latest Condolences
C. Gimenez My deepest condolences November 3, 2018

My condolences, as feelings of pain and bitterness become unbearable. It is my desire to convey a comforting thought based on the Holy Scriptures


  John 5:28 "Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out."



This passage speaks of the resurrection of our loved ones. It is not God's plan to see us suffer and die, so He extends the following invitation to us: "Come near to God and He will draw near to you" (James 4:8)


Please go to the following link to obtain more information regarding the Hope expressed in this passage and again we are sorry for your loss.


F. Perez My deepest condolences November 2, 2018

Can something good be said about death?

 It Separates friends, families and sows pain, grief and sadness. 

The Bible says that death is our great enemy. 

However, the Bible also gives us hope! 

John 5: 28, 29 as well as Acts 24:15; indicate that there will be a resurrection of the just and unjust. 

Psalm 37:29 also promises that the righteous will possess the Earth. 

Through the pages of the Bible we can acquire knowledge and guidance that help us face the loss of our loved ones…It gives us a sure hope.

Please go to the following link for more information regarding the Hope expressed in this passage

Anonymous May Your Soul Forever Rest In Peace February 16, 2016
I Am So Sorry I Know You Have Been Gone For Some Years Now And I Did Not Know You Personally Shosei, As I Was Only 10 Years Of Age When You Passed Away But I Just Learned Of Your Vicious And Unpleasant Death :( I Am American And Give Your Family Much Prayer. May Your Soul, Body, Mind, And Spirit Forever Rest With The Lord.
Ugur Condolence December 9, 2015
Rest in peace, brother.We will never forget you...
kkk kkk February 1, 2015
RIP. handsome
Love from China. 
Quick Gallery angel on Earth I just pray to God everyday that He can teach me how to forgive those who killed you,my angel...By looking intto your eyes,I could sense your inner scream for help.But I ask this,to myself,everyday;why you,Shosei?why you??? brave,until the end! the world needs you,Shosei!