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Ceremony held in Pearl Harbor to commemorate 75th anniversary of end of WWII

  • September 3, 2020
  • , Fuji TV
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Fuji TV reported that a memorial ceremony was held on the USS Missouri in Pearl Harbor on Sept. 2, where Japan signed the Instrument of Surrender exactly 75 years ago. The network said Secretary of Defense Esper delivered a speech in which he pointed out the importance of strengthening the partnership with Japan over the next 75 years in view of China’s expanding its influence in the Pacific region. The Secretary was quoted as saying: “We are working to build an even broader coalition of partners … to protect the hard-fought gains of generations past and present, especially in the Pacific.” The network said the ceremony was scaled down due to the coronavirus pandemic, adding that there were no participants from Japan.

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