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The USS Arizona was destroyed during the Imperial Japanese Army's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, nearly 80 years ago. Japan and the U.S. have yet to completely resolve matters of historical guilt and reconciliation.   © AP
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Pearl Harbor 80 years on: Lessons and legacies

Japan and U.S. struggle to put fraught history to rest

NAOYA YOSHINO, Nikkei political editor | Japan

TOKYO -- Dec. 7 marks the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise attack, which came on Dec. 8 Japan time and triggered the Pacific War, culminated in the total surrender of Japan four years later, following the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.

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