Japanese PM Makes Historic Visit to Pearl Harbor Memorial

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 20176 views
Published: January 13, 2017

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a historic visit to the <span class="caps">USS</span> Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor along with President Barack Obama on Tuesday, December 27, making him the first Japanese leader to do so.

The visit follows three weeks after the 75th anniversary of the devastating attack in Pearl Harbor which killed around 2,300 US servicemen and propelled the US into the Second World War. In their last bilateral meeting together, Obama and Abe laid wreaths and tossed flower petals aboard the memorial. The world leaders later made statements in <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/27/shinzo-abe-pearl-harbor-visit-obama-japan" target="_blank">Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam</a> where Abe said, “We must never repeat the horrors of war again, this is the solemn vow the people of Japan have taken.”

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