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    Dr. Abe speaks about the Battle of Iwo Jima

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    Dr. Toshiko Abe, State Minister for Foreign Affairs explains what the 74th Reunion of Honor symbolizes to the Japanese on Iwo To March 23, 2019. The Reunion of Honor ceremony is held annually to commemorate the heroism and sacrifices made by service members during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Isaiah Campbell)

    "この日米が敵として戦った硫黄島において、この慰霊祭を行うことはひじょうに重要です。この日米同盟が、多くの犠牲のもとになりっっているということを知る。さらに地域と国際社会のために、さらにきょうきょにしていくことでも、新たな決意をしいていくためにも重要なイベントです。

    It is very important to have this memorial ceremony here in Iwo Jima. Through this ceremony, we are able to understand the Security Alliance between Japan and U.S. was made from a lot of sacrifices. Also, we once again decide to make our bond even stronger for the sake of our region and international society.

    かつて熾烈に戦った日米だが、今、心の絆をしっかりつないでいきながら、かつてないほどの強固なつながりを持っているのであります。ここまで日本と米国が関係を強めてきた協力してくれた方々に感謝し、日米関係を強固にしていくことで国際社会の平和に貢献していきたい。

    Japan and U.S had a severe battle before, but the connection between two countries are very strong now. I’d like to say thank you to all the people that made a contribution to strengthen our connection. We’d like to contribute to international peace through bilateral connection between Japan and U.S."

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    VIDEO INFO

    Date Taken: 03.23.2019
    Date Posted: 03.23.2019 15:47
    Category: Interviews
    Video ID: 667325
    VIRIN: 190323-M-TP103-731
    Filename: DOD_106566584
    Length: 00:01:18
    Location: JP

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