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President Obama Visits Hiroshima: A Selection of Related Content

Barack Obama became the first serving US president to visit Hiroshima on May 27, 2016. The city is now a standard-bearer for the antinuclear movement, and locals hope that the visit can spur on disarmament efforts. Discover the city from many angles through the selection of content below.

Barack Obama’s Historic Hiroshima Visit

On the afternoon of May 27, 2016, Barack Obama became the first sitting US president to visit Hiroshima, site of the world’s first atomic bombing. Accompanied by Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzō, he laid flowers at the Cenotaph for the A-bomb Victims.

The Japanese Historian Honoring Hiroshima’s American Dead
New Documentary Film Portrays Mori Shigeaki’s Life Work

The August 6, 1945, atomic bombing of Hiroshima also ended the lives of 12 American POWs held in the city. Amateur historian Mori Shigeaki has spent over 40 years identifying them and locating their families, a process that drew the attention of US filmmaker Barry Frechette, whose Paper Lanterns chronicles Mori’s work.

Obama’s Planned Visit to Hiroshima Raises Local Hopes

Barack Obama will soon become the first sitting US president to visit Hiroshima. Citizens of the A-bombed city have been seeking such a visit for decades and hope that it will promote the cause of nuclear disarmament.

Paving the Way for a Presidential Visit to Hiroshima Hiroshima: A Living Monument to Human Resilience
Hiroshima’s Transformation from Military Center to Symbol of Peace and Tool of Diplomacy US-Japan Reconciliation Process over Hiroshima and Nagasaki
World Heritage: Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome) (360° Panorama) New Meaning for Hiroshima’s Antinuclear Crusade
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