Author: Tomohiko Taniguchi
Categories: View from Tokyo: Tomo Taniguchi's Take
On May 27, 2016 in Hiroshima, Japan, President Barack Obama delivered one of his best speeches ever, crafted and delivered so masterfully that it will likely leave a lasting legacy. In Hiroshima he towered above any politicking, which can easily get nasty in our less-than-ideal world, especially in an election year. What was behind his visit to Hiroshima? In retrospect many actions and events—some planned, some not—merged to pave the way for President Obama to fulfill his wish to visit Hiroshima while in office.
Tags: a view from tokyo, ambassador roos, Barack Obama, Caroline Kennedy, election, Hiroshima, john roos, joint session, Politics, president obama, Shinzo Abe, tomohiko taniguchi, World War II, yasukuni shrine
Author: Mainichi Shimbun
Categories: In the News
[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”Dr. Jeffrey Hornung, Sasakawa USA” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””] Having a high-ranking representative visit the site of terrible tragedy between two former enemies in order to pay his respects demonstrates to the world how close the allies have become. [/perfectpullquote] U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit this week to Hiroshima’s
Tags: Abe, abe shinzo, atomic bomb, Barack Obama, Caroline Kennedy, donald trump, g7, Hiroshima, in the news, jeffrey hornung, John Kerry, john roos, Mainichi Shimbun, Nagasaki, Nuclear, nuclear proliferation, nuclear weapons, Obama, peace memorial park, peal harbor, secretary john kerry, security, Shinzo Abe, weapons of mass destruction