‘We must never repeat the horrors of war again’ – Highlights of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Speech on Pearl Harbour visit

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We must never repeat the horrors of war again. This is the solemn vow we, the people of Japan, have taken.

I offer my sincere and everlasting condolences to the souls of those who lost their lives here, as well as to the spirits of all the brave men and women whose lives were taken by a war that commenced in this very place.

To the souls of the servicemen who lie in eternal rest aboard the USS Arizona, to the American people, and to all the peoples around the world, I pledge that unwavering vow here as the prime minister of Japan.

We, the people of Japan, will continue to uphold this unwavering principle, while harboring quiet pride in the path we have walked as a peace-loving nation over these 70 years since the war ended.

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