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Japanese prime minister lays wreath for victims of the attack on Pearl Harbor

Japanese prime minister lays wreath for victims of the attack on Pearl Harbor

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The Japanese prime minister shinzo Abe was 75 years after the Japanese air attack on naval base Pearl Harbor at the invitation of U.s. president Barack Obama attended the commemoration.

The meeting of the two leaders is seen as a next step in the process of reconciliation between the countries that are close partners in the field of trade and security.

The two leaders herdenkingskransen at the USS Arizona Memorial, in honor of the American soldiers who perished in the attack. She stopped then a moment of silence.

Obama lays wreath for victims of the attack on Pearl Harbor

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Abe is the first Japanese leader pays tribute at the memorial.

“As premier of Japan, I offer my sincere and everlasting condolences to the souls of those who here their lives have lost,” he said during the ceremony.

After Obama said about the presence of Abe: “This historical gesture shows the power of reconciliation. It is a reminder that even the deepest wounds of war can make for friendship and a lasting peace.”

Japanese prime minister lays wreath at Pearl Harbor

The Japanese prime minister shinzo Abe was 75 years after the Japanese air attack on naval base Pearl Harbor in Hawaii was present at the commemoration.
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Abe is the first Japanese leader pays tribute at the memorial.
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The two leaders herdenkingskransen at the USS Arizona Memorial, in honor of the American soldiers who perished in the attack.
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Abe said afterwards: “As premier of Japan, I offer my sincere and everlasting condolences to the souls of those who here their lives have lost”.
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The meeting of the two leaders is seen as a next step in the process of reconciliation between the countries that are close partners in the field of trade and security.
© AFP

Obama: “This historical gesture shows the power of reconciliation. It is a reminder that even the deepest wounds of war can make for friendship and a lasting peace.”
© AFP

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Obama brought in October as the first sitting American president visiting the Japanese city of Hiroshima, where the Americans in 1945, the first atomic bomb dropped on Japan dropped. He is commemorated at the tomb, the 140,000 victims, but offered no excuses. As expected did Abe that Tuesday.

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