Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe humiliated United States President Barrack Obama on Wednesday during a press conference, saying he won’t visit Pearl Harbor Memorial despite the latter’s Hiroshima visit.
“With regard to President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima, I would like to touch on this,” Abe told reporters. “Seventy-one years ago, back in 1945, two atomic bombs were dropped, and in Hiroshima, numerous citizens sacrificed their lives and even now there are those of us suffering because of the atomic bombing.”
Despite being lectured by the prime minister, Obama expressed his condolences on the tragedy that occurred in Okinawa. This is the incident where a former US Marine is suspected of killing a young Japanese woman on the base. Obama deeply regretted the involvement of a US professional. “The United States will continue to cooperate fully with the investigation to ensure that justice is done under the Japanese legal system,” Obama promised.
ABC News reported that Japanese police confirmed that Kenneth Franklin Shinzatoa, a 32-year-old ex-Marine, has confessed to killing a 20-year-old office worker on the island of Okinawa. The suspect is currently working as a civilian contractor at Kadena Air Force Base.
Abe announced on Japanese television that he raised his voice about Japan’s shocking incident at Okinawa. “I firmly lodged a protest against President Obama as the Japanese Prime Minister with regard to the most recent case in Okinawa,” Abe said after the meeting with the US president. “The entire time for the small group discussion was spent on this specific case in Okinawa. And I feel profound resentment against this self-centered and absolutely despicable crime. The entire Japan was deeply shocked due to this most recent case,” he said. “I conveyed to the President that such feelings of the Japanese people should be taken to heart sincerely,” he added.