Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s historic visit to Pearl Harbor on December 27 symbolized not only the reconciliation of two countries who once were at war, but also what has become a close friendship and alliance that should be continued regardless of changes in administration, Sasakawa USA fellows said in media appearances in December.
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On December 27, 2016, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a historic visit to Pearl Harbor alongside President Barack Obama. Following is a video and transcript of their remarks, courtesy of WhiteHouse.gov. PRIME MINISTER ABE: (As interpreted.) President Obama, Commander Harris, ladies and gentlemen, and all American citizens: I stand here at Pearl
Author: Sankei Shimbun
Categories: In the News
President Barack Obama’s planned visit to Hiroshima in late May will be a symbolic gesture of the strength of the U.S.-Japan Alliance, though it need not be accompanied by an apology or a speech denouncing nuclear weapons like the one Obama gave in Prague in 2009, Sasakawa USA’s Dr. Jeffrey Hornung said in an April
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Author: The Japan Times
Noah Smith, assistant professor of finance at Stony Brook University, delves into Japan’s wartime past to discuss the rationale of imperial Japan’s attacks on the United States, Great Britain, China and the Soviet Union as a way to show that both then and now, Japan struggles with disorganized leadership.