Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he would visit Hawaii on Dec. 26 and 27 for his last summit meeting with active U.S. President Barack Obama, and to recollect the casualties of Japan’s Pearl Harbor assault 75 years prior.
Abe will be the primary occupant Japanese Prime Minister to visit Pearl Harbor after Tokyo propelled an amaze assault on the U.S. maritime base in December 1941.
His visit takes after a milestone trek to Hiroshima in May by Obama, the main sitting U.S. president to visit the Japanese city crushed by a U.S. atomic assault in 1945.
“I’ll visit Pearl Harbor with President Obama. This will be a visit to support the souls of the casualties,” Abe told correspondents.
“I might want to show to the world the resolve that repulsions of war ought to never be rehashed.”
The assault on the maritime base by Japanese torpedo planes, aircraft and military aircraft drew the United States into World War Two when it pronounced war on Japan, while the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki constrained Japan to surrender.