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Imperial couple visit World War II memorial for civilian sailors

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The emperor, who will abdicate in April, and his wife prayed for peace and offered a bouquet of white chrysanthemums at the monument in the city of Yokosuka in Kanagawa Prefecture.

With less than 3 months until his abdication, I respect the Emperor and the Empress for continuing to carry out their official duties until the Emperor officially abdicates.

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Into 1945, the US Navy submarines had formed a ring of steel around the Japanese archipelago. Any ship that left port could expect to be sunk in short order.

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Battleships are mentioned twice but don't they mean warships or naval ships in general?

Anyway good on the Emps for making this trip.

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Battleships are mentioned twice but don't they mean warships or naval ships in general?

Problem with the translations (again)

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