On the eve of U.S. President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Hiroshima, residents and hibakusha on Thursday expressed support for calls to revise the U.S.-Japan Status of Forces Agreement following the suspected rape and murder of a 20-year-old Japanese woman in Okinawa Prefecture by a former marine.

They also said they would view Obama’s visit as a success as long as he paid his respects to those who died in the Aug. 6, 1945, atomic bombing of the city.

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