President Obama’s Hiroshima Visit: How it Happened and Why No Apology was Expected in Japan

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.

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Sasakawa USA Fellow Daniel Bob comments on Obama’s Hiroshima visit

Author: Al Jazeera's The Stream

Categories: In the News, Sasakawa USA Blog

  Sasakawa USA’s Senior Fellow and Director of Programs Daniel Bob appeared on Al Jazeera’s The Stream on May 26 as one of several guests to speak on President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima. The conversation ranged from issues of nuclear disarmament to opinions on whether Obama should apologize for using the world’s first nuclear bombs.

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JPP: Abe support jumps in wake of G7 summit, Obama’s Hiroshima visit

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: Japan Political Pulse

The spring Diet session ended on June 1 with the Abe government enjoying overwhelming support just five weeks before Japan votes for half of the members of the 242-seat House of Councillors (HOC). Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s hosting of the G7 summit in Ise-Shima May 26-27, U.S. President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Hiroshima, and Abe’s decision to postpone the 2% consumption tax increase scheduled for April 2017 until October 2019 have all contributed to a significant jump in the administration’s support.

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Japan, America welcome Obama Hiroshima plans

Author: The Japan Times

Categories: In the News

When U.S. President Barack Obama makes a historic visit to Hiroshima on May 27 after the G7 summit in Japan, he likely will discuss the suffering of those who lived there when the world’s first atomic bomb was dropped in 1945, Sasakawa USA’s Tobias Harris said in a May 11 article in The Japan Times

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