Abe to Visit Pearl Harbor

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    Shinzo Abe to Become First Japanese Leader to Visit Pearl Harbor

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    TOKYO — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will become the first sitting Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbor, he said on Monday, making a symbolic visit this month to the site of the Japanese attack 75 years ago that pulled a stunned United States into World War II.

    Mr. Abe said in a televised news conference that he would travel to the American naval base with President Obama during a trip to Hawaii on Dec. 26 and 27.

    By visiting Pearl Harbor, Mr. Abe will in effect be reciprocating a trip earlier this year by Mr. Obama to the Japanese city of Hiroshima, where the United States dropped a nuclear bomb at the end of the war with Japan in 1945.

    “We must never repeat the horror of war,” Mr. Abe said. “I want to express that determination as we look to the future, and at the same time send a message about the value of U.S.-Japanese reconciliation.”

    Mr. Abe’s visit will come just a few weeks after the 75th anniversary of the attack, which occurred on Dec. 7, 1941. Carried out by Japanese bombers and fighter planes launched from a fleet of aircraft carriers that had quietly slipped within striking distance of Hawaii, the attack killed more than 2,000 Americans and sank a number of United States warships, including the battleship Arizona, whose wreck has become a memorial to the battle.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/05/world/asia/shinzo-abe-pearl-harbor-japan.html
     
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    May be, he wants to repeat?
     
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    New Japan "destroyer" with famous name "Kaga". Japans likes magic of names.
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    Officialy they will carry only nine helicopters, but in the objective reality they can carry up to 27 F-35.
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