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Obama Likely to Focus on Future in Hiroshima Visit

Published: Friday, 27 May 2016
Author: Mamduh Abukar Muridi
Department: Asian Studies Center

President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Hiroshima, although not without certain risks, is timely. Some might even see it as overdue. Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima or Nagasaki since those cities were obliterated by American atomic bombs in 1945. Both cities eventually rebuilt successfully, and many of their citizens and elected leaders have dedicated themselves to reminding the world of the horrors of war and advocating for...