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Posted at: May 26, 2016, 3:11 PM; last updated: May 26, 2016, 4:33 PM (IST)

Atomic bomb survivors to attend Hiroshima event for Obama visit

Atomic bomb survivors to attend Hiroshima event for Obama visit
This photo taken on May 23, 2016 shows Toshiki Fujimori, assistant secretary general of Hidankyo (Japan Confederation of A and H-bomb Sufferers Organizations) during an interview with AFP in Tokyo. AFP Photo/Toshifumi Kitamura

Ise-shima (Japan), May 26

At least three atomic bomb survivors will attend an event in Hiroshima on Friday when President Barack Obama becomes the first incumbent US leader to visit the site of the world’s first atomic bombing, Japan’s Kyodo news agency reported.

Obama has said he will not apologise or address the debate on whether the August 6, 1945, dropping of the bombs on Hiroshima and on Nagasaki three days later was justified, but will honour all those who lost their lives in World War II.

He will be accompanied by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the visit. — Reuters


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