Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, accompanied by his wife Akie, left, prays at his ancestors' grave in Nagato, western Japan, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. (Yuta Omori/Kyodo News via AP)
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The wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited Pearl Harbor, bombed by Japanese planes nearly 75 years ago in an attack that brought the United States into World War II."I offered flowers and my prayers at the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor," she wrote.Her visit to the Hawaii memorial came just months after President Barack Obama journeyed to Hiroshima, the Japanese city where a U.S. plane dropped the world's first atom bomb in the closing days of World War II.Obama's trip to Hiroshima sparked speculation that Shinzo Abe could visit Pearl Harbor in response.
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