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FM Kishida expresses hope for President Obama to visit Hiroshima

NHK reported at noon that FM Kishida expressed hope for President Obama to visit Hiroshima, while saying that he will refrain from commenting on specific details of the President’s schedule. Kishida reportedly told reporters this morning: “Having world leaders witness the reality of the atomic bombing is extremely important in boosting international momentum for a world without nuclear weapons…I would like to urge world leaders to visit the A-bombed city.” Concerning China’s expression of displeasure over the G7 statement on maritime security, Kishida reportedly said: “We are aware that China has expressed displeasure. The statement was agreed upon by every G7 nation with intense interest. We would like to thoroughly explain [about the statement].” 

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