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    Truman and the Pacific War

    Richard Thornton talked about President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. He spoke about the diplomatic relations between the U.S. and…

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    Book Discussion on Last to Die

    Stephen Harding talked about his book, Last to Die: A Defeated Empire, a Forgotten Mission, and the Last American Killed in World War II, about U.S. Army Air Forces Sergeant Anthony J.…

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    Strategies for the Invasion and Defense of Japan

    D.M. Giangreco talked about the American offensive directed at Japan’s northernmost island, Hokkaido. He also spoke about the Soviet Union’s involvement, including the…

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    Japan-South Korea Relations

    Panelists at the Heritage Foundation discussed the history and current state of Japan-South Korea relations on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Topics included…

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    Japanese Prime Minister on the End of World War II

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivered remarks on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. He expressed “profound grief” over the loss of life in the war, and…

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    Japan's Decision to Surrender

    John Kuehn talked about Japan’s decision to surrender to Allied forces in August of 1945. “A Succession of Miracles: Japan’s Decision to Surrender” was a portion of…

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    70th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings

    This commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, included testimony by a hibakushi (survivor of the atomic bombings) and a performance by…

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    Book Discussion on Nagasaki

    Susan Southard talked about her book, Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War, about the city and people of Nagasaki, Japan, from the morning it was bombed to today. August 9, 2015 marked the…

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    Fall of the Japanese Empire

    Richard Frank, author of Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire, spoke about the events leading up to Japan’s surrender at the end of World War II. He talked about…

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    Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Exhibit

    Peter Kuznick gave a tour of an exhibit marking the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In cooperation with the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki…

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    Book Discussion on Daughters of the Samurai

    Janice Nimura talked about her book Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back, in which she recounts five women sent to the United States by the Japanese government in…

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    American Citizens in Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Professor Naoko Wake, co-author of Hiroshima/Nagasaki Beyond the Ocean, talked about Japanese-American citizens living in Japan during World War II when atomic bombs were dropped on the…

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    White House State Dinner for Japanese Prime Minister

    Emily Heil was interviewed in the Washington Post newsroom about the state dinner held in the White House for the Japanese prime minister and his wife April 28, 2015. Video was shown of a…

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    White House State Dinner Grand Staircase Entrance

    President and Mrs. Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife were seen descending the White House grand staircase to the Entrance Hall of the White House as went to a…

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    Japanese Prime Minister Address to Joint Meeting of Congress

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addressed a joint meeting of Congress, the first Japanese leader to address both chambers. The prime minister called for closer ties with the U.S.,…

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    State Dinner Toasts for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe exchanged toasts. This was the eighth official state dinner held by President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. It was in the…

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    Japanese Prime Minister State Dinner Arrival Ceremony

    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife, Akie Abe, to the White House for a state dinner in their honor.

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    Japanese Prime Minister State Dinner Guest Arrivals

    Guests arrived in the Booksellers' Area of the White House for a state dinner in honor of the visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife.

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    U.S.-Japan Relations

    President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a joint news conference following a meeting in the Oval Office. They talked about the U.S.-Japan partnership and trade…

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    White House State Dinner Preview

    Officials from the Office of the First Lady and Executive Residence staff briefed reporters on White House preparations for the April 28, 2015, state dinner honoring Japanese Prime Minister…

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