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Japan leader Shinzo Abe reaches out to Japanese Americans in L.A. visit
Japan leader Shinzo Abe reaches out to Japanese Americans in L.A. visit

For decades, an uneasy ambivalence marked the relationship between Japan and many Japanese Americans after the Asian nation's 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor prompted the community's mass removal from the West Coast and incarceration in desolate compounds. But in his first state visit to Los Angeles on Friday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seemed to take pains to reach out to Japanese Americans with appearances honoring their war veterans and touring their national museum's exhibit on the community's history. In Little Tokyo, the historical heart of Japanese America, Abe presented a wreath of white lilies, roses and chrysanthemums at the Go for Broke monument,...

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