Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is the first Japanese Prime Minister to visit Pearl Harbor, the US naval base attacked by the Japanese in WWII. The visit is intended to send a message that even the bitterest enemies can become strong allies.
Japan's Shinzo Abe has said he will visit Pearl Harbor with US President Obama during a trip later this month. Abe will be the first serving prime minister to visit the US Naval base that was attacked by Japan in 1941.
The US and Japanese leaders are due to visit the site of the 1941 attack that brought America into World War II. Abe is not expected to apologize for the deadly incident, which decimated the US Pacific fleet.
Abe's Pearl Harbor speech has been well received in Japan, where most people expressed the opinion that it struck the right balance of regret that the Pacific war occurred, but offered no apologies. Julian Ryall reports.
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