Japanese Prime Minister Abe visits U.S. veterans cemetery
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Dec. 27, 2016
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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.