Japan Emperor Prays at WWII Battleground on Pacific Island

April 9, 2015 2:20 AM

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The emperor of Japan is visiting a remote Pacific island to pray for thousands of Japanese and American soldiers who died during the World War II battle of Pelelilu.

Emperor Akihito and his wife Empress Michiko arrived by helicopter Thursday on Pelelilu island in Palau, a western Pacific nation ruled by Japan for about 30 years after World War I.

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