HIROSHIMA (Kyodo) Japanese and U.S. veterans who fought in World War II played softball Sunday in Hiroshima as a peace overture.

The games at an elementary school, where some 400 children were killed in the 1945 atomic bombing, was the second such event following one in December 2007 in Hawaii, organizers said.

The 28 Japanese players are from Tokyo and seven other prefectures, and the 18 American players are from Washington state, Florida and Hawaii, they said.

Their average age is more than 80 years old.

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