Today, an official visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the military base at Pearl Harbor is scheduled. Head of the Japanese Parliament will be accompanied by US President Barack Obama.

The base is located on the Hawaiian Islands. The purpose of the visit is a commemoration of US soldiers who died here during World War II. More than two million Americans died in this place defending their country from the Japanese military.

This event will be held for the first time in the last 75 years.

Historical reference

Attack of the Japanese pilots at the US military base at Pearl Harbor was made in early December 1941. The attack was necessary to eliminate the naval fleet of America, as well as gain an advantage during the war. Unfortunately for the Japanese, the operation did not give the desired results. In the harbor, there were obsolete ships. The new technique has been posted in the another place.

On the same day, December 7, America declared war on Japan. The corresponding resolution was signed at a meeting of the Congress.

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor attack