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HONOLULU (AP) – The United States and Japan will seek to put pain and resentment over the Pearl Harbor attacks behind them when their leaders pay a historic visit to the place where bloodshed drew the U.S. into World War II.

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Although Japanese leaders have visited Pearl Harbor before, Abe will be the first to visit the memorial that rests on the hallowed waters above the sunken USS Arizona.

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After a formal meeting in the morning, Obama and Abe plan to lay a wreath aboard the USS Arizona Memorial, which is situated above the ship’s wreckage and is accessible only by boat. Then they’ll go to nearby Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, where both leaders will speak.

For Obama, it’s likely his last meeting with a foreign leader before his presidency ends Jan. 20.

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