Japanese Prime Minister to Visit Pearl Harbor With Obama

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will join President Obama in a visit to Pearl Harbor, the U.S. navy base that was attacked by Japanese forces on Dec 7, 1941, triggering the U.S. entry to World War II. The pair will visit the base on Dec. 26 and 27. “We must never repeat the tragedy of the war,” Abe said in making the announcement. “I would like to send this commitment. At the same time, I would like to send a message of reconciliation between Japan and the U.S.”