• Kyodo


U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy expressed hope on Thursday that U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to the atomic-bombed city of Hiroshima in late May will build momentum toward a world without nuclear weapons and encourage more people to visit there.

The visit as the first sitting U.S. leader “gave him a chance to rearticulate his commitment to pursuing a world without nuclear weapons. And I think it sent a very powerful message,” Kennedy said in an interview with Kyodo News ahead of the anniversary of the Aug. 6, 1945, U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

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