Barack Obama travelled to Hiroshima on Friday, becoming the first sitting US president to visit the western Japanese city where US forces dropped the first atomic bomb in the closing days of World War II.
Barack Obama was to be the first sitting US president to visit the western Japanese city of Hiroshima Friday, where where US forces dropped the first of two atomic bombs in the final days of World War II more than seven decades ago.
President Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima is historic, but don't expect the first US president to the site of atomic bombing to re-evaluate the closing days of World War II. The White House has insisted Obama will not apologize, instead he will look forward.
Japanese survivors of the Hiroshima bombing had high expectations of Barack Obama, both for his anti-nuclear statements and the prospect of an apology for dropping the A-bomb. His historic visit - the first by a sitting US president - is unlikely to satisfy their wishes.
Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) leading industrialized nations Monday vowed to enhance their efforts towards nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation at a meeting in the western Japanese city of Hiroshima.