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Published on Apr 29, 2015
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for closer ties between the U.S. and Japan in his address to a joint session of congress Wednesday. Abe also expressed "eternal condolences" for the American lives lost fighting Japan in World War II.
"On behalf of Japan and the Japanese people, I offer with profound respect my eternal condolences to the souls of all American people that were lost during World War II," he said.
"History is harsh. What's done cannot be undone," Abe said recalling his visit to the National World War II Memorial. "With deep repentance in my heart, I stood there in silent prayers".