PEARL HARBOR, HAWAI‘I ATTACK "UNFORGETTABLE": JAPAN

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PRIME MINISTER OBUCHI

TOKYO, Japan (December 8, 1998 - AFP)---Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi, making a pledge for world peace, Tuesday marked the 57th anniversary of Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by describing it as "unforgettable."

"It is an unforgettable day not only for the Japanese but also for all human beings," Obuchi was quoted by Jiji Press as telling reporters.

"I want to renew my recognition of the importance of the past and my pledge, as a Japanese, to contribute to the world peace in the future," the Japanese premier said.

Japan attacked the U.S. harbor in Hawai‘i on December 7, 1941, triggering U.S. entry into World War II.

The attack took place on December 8, Japanese time.

Michael J Field Agence France-Presse Auckland, New Zealand TEL: (64 21) 688-438 FAX: (64 21) 694-035 E-Mail: [email protected] WWW: http://www.afp.com/english/

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