• Kyodo


The White House sounded cautious Thursday about the possibility of President Barack Obama visiting Hiroshima or Nagasaki, the Japanese cities attacked with atomic bombs in World War II, during his tenure.

Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, told reporters that he does not rule out the possibility of Obama visiting the cities “in the future.” But he suggested the fact that Obama did not visit the cities during any of his past three visits to Japan as U.S. leader is indicative of his administration’s position.

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