Obama’s Visit to Pearl Harbor “Testament to Reconciliation” with Japan

December 28, 2016, 5:57 AM HST (Updated December 29, 2016, 12:36 PM) · 2 Comments

President Obama greets Senator Hirono and her guest, Dr. Yoshinobu Oshiro

President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made joint remarks on Tuesday during a visit to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.

US Senator Mazie Hirono who was in attendance said the visit is a testament to reconciliation and a continued, strong alliance between our two countries.

In the years ahead, she said, the U.S-Japan alliance will remain a cornerstone in a commitment to promote stability and stronger economic partnerships with Indo-Asia-Pacific partners.

Senator Hirono was accompanied by World War II veteran Dr. Yoshinobu Oshiro of Pearl City. Dr. Oshiro served in the Military Intelligence Service and later was the Senator’s sixth grade teacher.

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