Thursday, January 26, 2017
Obama and Abe Make Historic Visit to Pearl Harbor
Summary: Our former President Barack Obama and the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came together on December 27, 2016 to remember those who passed on the tragic day of the infamous attack. Their meet was a sign that our country's relationship with Japan is mended, as both leaders agree to "never repeat the horrors of war again". The leaders' time of remembrance was also a time to ensure their countries will never have to suffer like they did in the past, as Abe and Obama both tossed lily wreaths and purple flower petals into the battle waters and respectfully gave a few moments of silence. Ultimately, Obama and Abe came to a conclusion to ensure peace between countries and to remember the notorious day.
Connection: This news article connects to our topic of the Pearl Harbor bombing. I think this is a great article to show the transition in terms of relationship with Japan and how both countries have learned to cope and join together through the traumatic and unforgettable past.
Questions: Do you think this was a good ending to former President Obama's term? Do you think Japan and the US will maintain peaceful throughout the next years? Will there be any change between the countries' relationship because of our new president? If so, why?