The japanese prime minister arrives in Hawaii for memorial visit

  • The japanese Prime minister shinzo Abe arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, in Honolulu. Abe will be a visit to Pearl Harbor with the US President Barack Obama on Tuesday, was the first leader of Japan to visit Pearl Harbor, the site of the surprise attack that propelled the United States into the second world War. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

    (Associated Press)

  • The aircraft of the japanese Prime minister shinzo Abe are flying on Air Force One at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

    (Associated Press)


PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii – the Japanese Prime minister shinzo Abe has arrived in Hawaii to recognize the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Abe came Monday for the historic visit. He will be the first Japanese prime minister to visit the memorial that honors sailors and Marines killed in the 1941 attack.

The memorial will be closed to the public from Tuesday, when he visit of AMERICAN President Barack Obama, who is on vacation in Hawaii with his family.

Japan, the former leader Yoshida Shigeru went to Pearl Harbor six years after the country’s world War ii surrender. Yoshida arrived in Pearl Harbor in 1951, shortly after requesting a free visit to the office of Adm. Arthur W. R. Radford, the commander of the U. S. Pacific fleet. The office overlooked Pearl Harbor, and offers a direct view of the attack site.

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