Ambassador Kennedy’s Statement on Prime Minister Abe’s Visit to Pearl Harbor

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, joined by President Barack Obama, standing right, greets World War II Pearl Harbor survivors on Kilo Pier overlooking the USS Arizona Memorial, part of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, adjacent to

December 28, 2016

Prime Minister Abe’s visit to Pearl Harbor with President Obama is a tribute to the power of reconciliation and the enduring friendship between the United States and Japan.  The close connections and shared values that unite our two nations allow us to work together to fight disease, explore the universe, create opportunity and promote human rights.  Prime Minister Abe’s visit is another important step forward in an extraordinary story of reconciliation and friendship.