• Kyodo


Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui on Monday called on world leaders to visit the A-bombed city amid growing expectations that President Barack Obama will become the first sitting U.S. leader to do so later this month.

“The people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ask leaders around the world to visit the A-bombed cities and feel the earnest wishes of hibakusha that ‘no one else shall ever again suffer as we have,’ ” Matsui told a U.N. open-ended working group on nuclear disarmament in Geneva.

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