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On Pearl Harbor visit, Abe pledges Japan will never wage war again

PEARL HARBOR: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a symbolic visit to Pearl Harbor with President Barack Obama on Tuesday, commemorating the victims of Japan's World War Two attack and promising that his country would never wage war again. The visit, just weeks before Republican President-elect Donald Trump takes office, was meant to highlight the strength of the US-Japan alliance amid concerns that Trump could forge a more complicated relationship with Tokyo. "I offer my sincere and everlasting condolences to the…

Japan’s Abe in Hawaii to visit Pearl Harbor with Obama

HONOLULU: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Hawaii on Monday ahead of a symbolic meeting with President Barack Obama at the site of the Pearl Harbor attack. Japanese leaders have visited Pearl Harbor before, but Abe will be the first to go to the US Arizona Memorial, the wreck where 1,177 US personnel died. Tuesday's visit comes 75 years after Japan's December 1941 attack on the base of the US Pacific fleet, drawing America into World War II. And it comes seven months after Obama and Abe made a joint…

Shock, aftermath of Pearl Harbor attack laid out at US museum

NATICK, MASS: A telegram telling of the attack on Pearl Harbor and a West Point cadet's letter afterwards seeking advice from his father, General Dwight Eisenhower, are among exhibits at a US museum illustrating the shock and horror that catapulted the United States into World War Two. The attack on the US naval base in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941, 75 years ago on Wednesday, shook a country that had been so focused on the war in Europe that it had lost sight of the threat posed by Japan, said Kenneth Rendell, director of the…