Echoes of History — in Washington and Los Angeles

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It's been almost 70 years since Japan surrendered to end World War II in Asia, and today Shinzo Abe became the first Japanese Prime Minister to address a joint meeting of Congress. He apologized for American casualties.

Abe was applauded, but time has not healed all wounds. In the gallery was 87-year-old Yong Soo-lee, one of 53 surviving "comfort women" who were sexual slaves for Japanese soldiers. California's Democratic Congressman Mike Honda called it "shocking and shameful" that Abe did not apologize directly to them. Abe will be in Los Angeles Friday, and a "silent protest" is being planned.

Photos from protests in San Francisco courtesy Seung Ku Kang




Warren Olney