Shinzo Abe

Japanese leader Shinzo Abe to visit Pearl Harbor with Obama 

Japanese leader Shinzo Abe to visit Pearl Harbor with Obama 

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced plans Monday to visit Pearl Harbor, becoming the first sitting Japanese leader to visit the Hawaiian naval base since the 1941 attack that killed more than 2,400 people and led to America’s entry into World War II.

Abe’s decision to accompany President Obama to the site later this month is intended to reciprocate Obama’s trip in May to Hiroshima in Japan, where the U.S. president commemorated victims of the U.S. nuclear bomb dropped in the closing weeks of the war that left 140,000 people dead.

Like Obama’s historic trip, Abe’s will require delicate diplomatic scripting. Obama did not apologize for...

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