Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Barack Obama will honor the memory of those who died at pearl Harbor on Tuesday, speaking together, after 75 years after Japan attacked Hawaii.
"The visit of the two leaders will demonstrate the power of reconciliation, which has turned former enemies into the closest of allies, United by common interests and common values," States in accordance with the statement of the White house.
Abe's visit takes place 7 months after the historic Obama visit to Hiroshima. He became the first serving U.S. President, who visited the country to which the United States dropped the atomic bomb in 1945. Abe said his visit was a response to Obama's visit, who visited Hiroshima. "The message of President Obama to the world pochli visit to Hiroshima was engraved in the heart of the Japanese people", said earlier this month the Prime Minister of Japan. "It will be a visit to calm the souls of the dead. We should never repeat destructive war."
Although Abe is the fourth Prime Minister of Japan, visited pearl Harbor, he is the first who will visit the memorial of the American warship Arizona where 1177 Marines and sailors were killed after it sank in the Harbor during the surprise attack on 7 December 1941.
On Monday, Abe arrived in Hawaii. The Prime Minister plans to lay a wreath at the National memorial cemetery of the Pacific ocean. On Tuesday, he and Obama will visit the memorial and will meet to discuss "joint efforts for the last 4 years to strengthen Alliance the US-Japan".