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Articles on Pres. Obama’s Visit to Hiroshima

Hiroshima Peace Bell

President Barack Obama will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima on May 27, 2016. Secretary of State John Kerry became the highest-ranking US official at the time to visit Hiroshima when he toured the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Museum on April 11, 2016.

Here is a roundup of media coverage on President Obama’s and Secretary Kerry’s visits.

President Obama’s Visit and Speech

Before President Obama’s Visit

Secretary Kerry’s Visit


Secretary Kerry and His G7 Counterparts Stand With School Children After Laying Wreaths at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial. Photo courtesy of the US State Department.

Hiroshima Atomic Dome Memorial. Photo by Dmitrij Rodionov, Wikimedia Commons.

Korean Hibakusha Cenotaph in Hiroshima Peace Park