Both the U.S. and Japan continue to face contentious history issues, Christopher Nelson, Sasakawa USA’s Fellow for U.S.-Asia Relations said in an opinion piece by Temple University’s Jeff Kingston published in the Japan Times.
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
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When undertaking a story about a cache of Japanese World War II-era photos, The News & Advance newspaper in Lynchburg, Virginia turned to Sasakawa USA for assistance with translations and background context.