Sasakawa fellows weigh in on symbolism of PM Abe visit to Pearl Harbor

Categories: In the News, Sasakawa USA Blog

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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Transcript: Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Abe at Pearl Harbor

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

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

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President Obama’s Hiroshima Visit: How it Happened and Why No Apology was Expected in Japan

Author: Tomohiko Taniguchi

Categories: View from Tokyo: Tomo Taniguchi's Take

On May 27, 2016 in Hiroshima, Japan, President Barack Obama delivered one of his best speeches ever, crafted and delivered so masterfully that it will likely leave a lasting legacy. In Hiroshima he towered above any politicking, which can easily get nasty in our less-than-ideal world, especially in an election year. What was behind his visit to Hiroshima? In retrospect many actions and events—some planned, some not—merged to pave the way for President Obama to fulfill his wish to visit Hiroshima while in office.

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Sasakawa USA Fellow Daniel Bob comments on Obama’s Hiroshima visit

Author: Al Jazeera's The Stream

Categories: In the News, Sasakawa USA Blog

  Sasakawa USA’s Senior Fellow and Director of Programs Daniel Bob appeared on Al Jazeera’s The Stream on May 26 as one of several guests to speak on President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima. The conversation ranged from issues of nuclear disarmament to opinions on whether Obama should apologize for using the world’s first nuclear bombs.

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Apologies not necessary when President Obama visits Hiroshima

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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