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JASH Mourns the Death of Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Former PM Abe paid his respects at the Ehime Maru Memorial in Kakaʻako Waterfront Park on Dec. 26, 2016.

JASH serves as the administrator for the Ehime Maru Memorial Association.

(Source: Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser)


The Japan-America Society of Hawaii is shocked and saddened by the news of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s assassination.

With diplomacy as one of his many strengths, Mr. Abe did much to strengthen the friendship between the U.S. and Japan, as well as with many other nations. In his visit to Hawaii in 2016, Mr. Abe met with former President Barack Obama and visited Pearl Harbor, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, the Ehime Maru Memorial, and other key locations commemorating our shared histories.

JASH joins the global community in sending our heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Abe and family and the people of Japan.

The world has lost a great leader.







Former PM Abe spoke at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam's Kilo Pier on Dec. 27, 2016.

PM Abe was the first Japanese prime minister to visit Pearl Harbor with a U.S. president and the first to visit the USS Arizona Memorial.

(Source: Kent Nishimura/Getty Images North America)

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