Georgia state Rep. Tyrone Brooks has pleaded guilty to one count of filing a false tax document.
The Atlanta Democrat entered his plea Thursday in federal court in Atlanta. Earlier Thursday, he resigned his state House seat, saying he wanted to focus on civil rights work full time.
This year, the U.S. and Japan mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a bitter time that left deep wounds. In the 1980s, Japan and U.S. were at times economic adversaries, caught up in bilateral trade disputes.
As many as 1,700 bodies are believed to be in mass graves that have been unearthed near the site of a massacre of Iraqi soldiers manning a former U.S. military base. The killings took place last summer, when fighters from the self-proclaimed Islamic State seized Tikrit.