Japan welcomes Obama for upcoming Hiroshima visit



    Japan welcomes Obama for upcoming Hiroshima visit

    May 11, Tokyo: Japanese are welcoming President Barack Obama's decision to visit the atomic-bombed city of Hiroshima, and those interviewed Wednesday said they aren't seeking an apology.

    They expressed happiness that he plans to stop at the memorial for victims of the 1945 bombing after attending the annual Group of Seven summit in Japan.

    Obama will become the first sitting American president to visit Hiroshima, a city almost entirely destroyed by a U.S. atomic bomb in the final days of World War II. Some 140,000 people were killed, and others have endured after-effects to this day, reports said.

    The Oslo Times

     
     

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