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Japan to Send Message That They Won’t Repeat War Atrocities

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gestures during a press conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 21, 2016. Credit: Reuters

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gestures during a press conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 21, 2016. Credit: Reuters

Tokyo: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he wants to send a message to the world during his visit to Pearl Harbour that Japan will never repeat the atrocities of past wars.

“The alliance between Japan and the United States is one with hope in dealing with various problems in the world,” Abe said in a speech to the Japanese business lobby Keidanren.

“I hope this visit will be a historical one with leaders of Japan and the United States jointly visiting Pearl Harbour in a show of reconciliation,” he said.

Abe’s December 27 visit with President Barack Obama comes 75 years after the attack that thrust the US into World War Two.