The Nippon Izokukai [Japan War-Bereaved Families Association] announced that 36 family members of Japanese soldiers who were killed in World War II offered flowers on Sept. 21 at the Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where the Pacific War started after the Japanese military’s attack, to console the souls of American soldiers killed in the battle. These Japanese family members also visited the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific on Sept. 22.
According to Associated Press, they met with Japanese-American Byrnes Yamashita at the Arizona Memorial. Yamashita’s father fought for the United States in World War II. He pointed out that “(Japan and the United States) reconciled and became strong allies.”