Japan Prime Minister to Visit Pear Harbor

Posted December 5, 2016 at 9:08am

The New York Times reports that “Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will become the first sitting Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbor, he said on Monday, with a symbolic visit this month to the site of the Japanese attack 75 years ago that pulled a stunned United States into World War II.”

“Mr. Abe said in a televised news conference that he would travel to the American naval base with President Obama during a trip to Hawaii on Dec. 26 and 27.”

“By visiting Pearl Harbor, Mr. Abe will in effect be reciprocating a trip Mr. Obama made in May to the Japanese city of Hiroshima, where the United States dropped a nuclear bomb at the end of the war with Japan in 1945.”