It was 75 years ago that the nation of Japan attacked the United States naval base at Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor. The U.S. has not yet gotten directly involved in World War II, though it had implemented economic sanctions against Japan for its behavior toward neighboring China. The Japanese plan for Pearl Harbor, destroy the American Pacific Fleet there. The air and sea assault crippled the base and killed more than 2,400 American servicemen and civilians.

For the first time since World War II, a Japanese leader is planning to visit the site of the Pearl Harbor attacks. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduled to travel there with U.S. President Barack Obama after Christmas. Japan’s government says Mr. Abe will not apologize for this attack, but to send a message of reconciliation between Japan and the U.S.

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