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Japanese Prime Minister Abe visits U.S. veterans cemetery

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Sal Miwa, second from left, of the Japan-America Society of Hawaii explained the Ehime Maru Memorial to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, as Japanese Consul-General Yasushi Misawa, left, watched during a floral tribute Monday at Kakaako Waterfront Park.

  • Above, the wreath Abe placed on one of the monuments to Japanese sailors who died in Hawaii.

  • Abe, left, shook hands with Gov. David Ige after placing wreaths in the Japanese section of Makiki Cemetery.

  • Abe signed the Meiji Kai guest book after ceremonies at Makiki Cemetery.

  • Abe arrived with his entourage at the Japanese section of the Makiki Cemetery.

  • In addition to the public ceremony in which he placed a wreath at the Honolulu Memorial at Punchbowl, Abe placed a wreath at the grave site of U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye in a ceremony closed to media.

  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday visited the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl to place a wreath at the Honolulu Memorial.

In a solemn, silent tribute, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe presented a white chrysanthemum wreath at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific on Monday, bowing his head slightly as a gentle rain fell. Read more

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