Japan ex-PM Yoshida’s forgotten Pearl Harbor visit recounted
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who will visit Pearl Harbor with President Barack Obama on Tuesday, wasn’t even born when Japan’s former leader Shigeru Yoshida went there just six years after the country’s World War II surrender, by himself and feeling awkward.
Yoshida is best remembered for signing the San Francisco peace treaty with the U.S. and others in 1951, allowing Japan back into international society after its war defeat. His Pearl Harbor visit, which he made on his way home from San Francisco, was largely eclipsed by the historic treaty. We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.