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Japan Prime Minister to Visit Pear Harbor

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.”

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