Shinzo Abe, Japanese Premier, before the historical visit to Pearl Harbor, placed flowers crowns and visited some of the most important memorials present in the Hawaiian Islands. Pearl Harbor, 7th December 1941, sneak attack of the Imperial Navy which provoked the entry of USA into the war. Shinzo Abe, is not the first premier to go to Hawaiian harbour, where the Japanese air attack caused 2400 victims. After the sign od San Francisco, in 1951, with the peace treat which rehabilitated Japan after its defeat in Second World War, the premier Shingery Yoshida visited Pearl Harbour to place a flowers crown at the victims memorial. Shinzo Abe, however, will be the first premier to take part to a public ceremony, although no official apologies are planned.
The premier, Shinzo Abe, just land at Pearl Harbour Joint Base, went to the National Memorial Cemetery in the Pacific Ocean, staying silent in the cemetery, known as Punchbowl. Then he visited a memorial where nine between kids and fishermen, who were on a boat, hit by an American submarine, were buried.
Shinzo Abe, the first to go to and to pay tribute to "USS Arizona", famous memorial, created by the rests of an American battleship, sunk together with many other vessels, that day 75 years ago. In the USS Arizona, the rests of 1177 marines lay trapped, by 1512 crew members, who unfortunetly were not be able to save themselves.
The Japanese Prime Minister visit is considered a form of thankfullness to the outgoing American President Barack Obama, the first American President in history who, in May, went to Hiroshima, where 6th Agoust 1945, Americans dropped the first atomic bomb.
No formal apologies are planned for the sneak attack by the Premier Shinzo Abe. At the same time, also Obama did not apologise to Hiroshima for the atomic bomb. Surely this is a step towards a durable peace.
Translated by Giorgia Melis