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    Japanese PM Offers ‘Everlasting Condolences’ at Pearl Harbor

    Reconciliation was in the air. Shinzo Abe joined Barack Obama at the site of the 1941 Japanese attack on Hawaii that launched U.S. involvement in World War II, offering remorse but not an apology. While Japanese leaders have toured Honolulu before, Abe’s visit is the first at the memorial above the sunken USS Arizona, and comes six months after Obama’s visit to Hiroshima, where the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb in 1945. It was Obama’s final meeting with a foreign leader, with less than a month left in his presidency.

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