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Shinzo Abe, Pearl Harbor 75 years after

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


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    Michele Pavan

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    Michele Pavan è fondatore di Mondo Internazionale e Membro del Comitato Tecnico e Scientifico del CESMA - Centro di Studi Militari Aeronautici "Giulio Douhet" con focus sulle Military Policy, in particolare con l'utilizzo di tecnologie satellitari e droni.

    Si laurea in Relazioni Internazionali – Diplomazia ed Organizzazioni Internazionali presso l’Università degli Studi di Milano, specializzandosi nella prevenzione delle crisi e analisi di politica estera, in particolare dell'Africa Sub-Sahariana e dell'area MENA - Medio Oriente e Nord Africa. Si è soffermato sullo studio sperimentale dei fattori di prevenzione, distinti in statici e dinamici, che indicano l'evoluzione di un contesto di crisi, determinandone il rischio e le diverse variabili.

    Ha studiato per sei mesi presso l'Associazione Europea di Studi Internazionali - AESI di Roma dove, successivamente, ha ricoperto il ruolo di Direttore per le Relazioni Internazionali e le Attività Nazionali. Ha organizzato e partecipato a diversi incontri in merito alla prevenzione delle crisi presso le sedi delle Nazioni Unite a New York e Ginevra, al Pentagono, al Dipartimento di Stato degli Stati Uniti d’America, alla Rappresentanza Permanente d'Italia presso le Nazioni Unite e l'Unione Europea, all'Ambasciata degli Stati Uniti d'America in Italia, all'Ambasciata d'Italia presso la Santa Sede, all'Ambasciata d'Italia presso gli Stati Uniti d'America, al Consolato italiano a St. Pietroburgo, alla Nunziatura Apostolica negli Stati Uniti, presso l'Unione Europea, al CASD, all'Istituto Diplomatico Villa Madama, alla Santa Sede, a Palazzo San Macuto, alla Commissione Europea, al Parlamento Europeo, al Comando JFC della NATO, all'Università MGIMO, alla Saint Petersburg State University of Economics, all'American University e alla George Washington University.

    I suoi studi, le sue competenze e le conoscenze linguistiche della lingua inglese, spagnola e francese gli permettono di interagire con le diverse culture nei contesti internazionali.

    In qualità di Presidente e Co-Fondatore dell’Associazione Mondo Internazionale, la quale è nata per essere un centro fisico-virtuale interculturale e multidisciplinare di opportunità e conoscenza per i giovani a livello mondiale, operando in ambito di ricerca, formazione e informazione, si occupa di rappresentare l’intera associazione e di coordinare le attività, pianificando ed interagendo con gli Enti e le Istituzioni che collaborano con l’ente.

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    Michele Pavan is founder of Mondo Internazionale and Member of the Technical and Scientific Committee of CESMA - Center for Military Aeronautical Studies "Giulio Douhet" with focus on Military Policy, in particular with the use of satellite technologies and drones.

    He graduated in International Relations - Diplomacy and International Organizations at the University of Milan, specializing in crisis prevention and analysis of foreign policy, in particular Sub-Saharan Africa and the MENA area - Middle East and North Africa. He focused on the experimental study of prevention factors, distinct in static and dynamic, which indicate the evolution of a crisis context, determining the risk and the different variables.

    He studied for six months at the European Association of International Studies - AESI in Rome where, subsequently, he held the role of Director for International Relations and National Activities. He has organized and participated in several meetings on crisis prevention at the United Nations headquarters in New York and Geneva, the Pentagon, the United States Department of State of America, the Permanent Representation of Italy to the United Nations and the European Union, the Embassy of the United States of America in Italy, the Embassy of Italy to the Holy See, the Embassy of Italy to the United States of America, the Italian Consulate in St. Petersburg, to the Apostolic Nunciature in the United States, to the European Union, to the CASD, to the Diplomatic Institute Villa Madama, the Holy See, Palazzo San Macuto, the European Commission, the European Parliament, NATO JFC Command, MGIMO University, Saint Petersburg State University of Economics, American University and George Washington University.

    His studies, skills and linguistic knowledge of English, Spanish and French allow him to interact with different cultures in international contexts.

    As President and Co-founder of the Mondo Internazionale Association he is responsible for representing the entire association and coordinating activities, planning and interacting with the bodies and institutions collaborating with the Association. Indeed, Mondo Internazionale was born to be a physical-virtual center of intercultural and multidisciplinary opportunities and knowledge for young people worldwide, working in the field of research, training and information.

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