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: Al Jazeera's The Stream
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.