U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recently visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. He described it as a “gut-wrenching” and “stunning” experience that he would never forget, and went on to say, “Everyone in the world should see and feel the power of this memorial.”

There is increasing speculation that U.S. President Barack Obama, who in his 2009 speech in Prague called for a world without nuclear weapons, terming their continued existence “the most dangerous legacy of the Cold War,” might also visit Hiroshima this month during his trip to Japan for the Group of Seven summit in the Ise-Shima area. I sincerely hope that he will take the opportunity to do so.

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