A Japan-U.S. Joint Memorial Ceremony was held on Thursday December 6, 2018 on Ford Island to honor and remember all those who lost their lives 77 years ago on December 7, 1941.
During the ceremony there was a Moment of Silence followed by remarks from both Mr. Koichi Ito, Consul General of Japan in Honolulu and Rear Admiral Brian P. Fort, Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific.
Power of Reconciliation
December 8, 2016
- 1st Japan-U.S. Joint Memorial Ceremony
December 27, 2016
- Prime Minister Abe and President Obama visited the Arizona Memorial
December 8, 2017
- 2nd Japan-U.S. Joint Memorial Ceremony
December 6, 2018
- 3rd Japan-U.S. Joint Memorial Ceremony
“Japan and the United States, which have eradicated hatred and cultivated friendship and trust on the basis of common values, are now—and especially now—taking responsibility for appealing to the world about the importance of tolerance and the power of reconciliation. That is precisely why the Japan-U.S. alliance is an alliance of hope.” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, December 27, 2016