Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe takes part in a wreath laying ceremony at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, April 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Washington's World War II memorial Wednesday, hoping to appease criticism of his stance on his country's brutal past ahead of a landmark speech to Congress.Abe toured the monument on Washington's National Mall, which honors hundreds of thousands of Americans who died during the conflict, many at the hands of Japanese forces.In Congress, Abe will come face to face with Lee Yong-Soo, one of those forced into sexual slavery.Abe is expected to give a major speech in August to mark that event.
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