Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the U.S. base at Pearl Harbor. Japan's on the base in 1941 led to the USA joining World War II. Mr Abe did not apologize for the attack. He offered his "sincere" to who lost their . Mr Abe also said: "We must repeat the of war . This is the serious the people of Japan have taken." President Obama welcomed Mr Abe, "in the spirit of ".
A of 353 Japanese planes attacked Pearl Harbor, killing 2,403 people. The attack also damaged or destroyed 19 US . Mr Abe is the Japanese leader to visit a special there. He spoke about the US helping Japan after WWII. He said after the , "Japan was a in burnt-out as far as the could see, suffering miserable " and the USA sent food and clothes. He said the two countries had an "alliance of ".