• Kyodo


The display of paper cranes that were made by U.S. President Barack Obama at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum will be extended for about five months, while one of the cranes will be loaned to Nagasaki, another atomic bombed city, the Hiroshima municipal office said Wednesday.

Initially, the display of the cranes Obama presented when he made his historic visit to the city in May was slated to end this month, but Hiroshima will continue to exhibit them until the end of January, as a recent increase in visitors to the facility indicated high public interest.

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