By Victor Chen, bostonese.com
Boston, April 26, 2015, — Mayor Martin J. Walsh will host Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan on Monday, April 27 as the Prime Minister and Mrs. Abe pay their respects to the victims and survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. This event will take place at 7:30 AM at Marathon Sports (671 Boylston Street).
Abe delivers a speech at JFK Library Foundation Forum at WASEDA University in March 2015(file photo).
Abe arrived Boston today to start a week-long US visit. Secretary of State greeted Mr. and Mrs. Abe at his residence in Beacon Hill neighborhood. Mayor Walsh joined Prime Minister Abe at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library this evening.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the ending of WWII. Many Chinese people think the start of WWII was on July 7, 1937 with the Marco Polo Bridge Incident. Japan started brutal invasion and occupation of large part of China after the incident until its unconditional surrender on August 15, 1945.
Abe is expected to make comments on Japan’s WWII history around the 70th anniversary of the ending of WWII. Some even speculate that he may do so during his U.S. visit this week.
After paying respect to Boston Marathon Bombing victims tomorrow morning, Abe will deliver a speech at Harvard Kennedy School. Registration for this even is now closed. You can watch the live Web cast on Monday, April 27 at 9:15 AM by visit: forum.iop.harvard.edu/content/public-address-shinzo-abe-prime-minister-japan.