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PM Abe stresses significance of President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima

Saturday morning’s Nikkei reported on its front page that Prime Minister Abe delivered remarks on June 3 at the opening reception of the Mount Fuji Dialogue, a gathering of influential figures in politics and business from the U.S. and Japan. PM Abe emphasized the significance of President Obama’s recent visit to Hiroshima and expressed hope that the U.S.-Japan alliance will continue to shine as an “alliance of hope.” Concerning China’s maritime advancement in the South China Sea, he stressed that the G7 leaders agreed on the principles of adhering to international law, not resorting to force or coercion, and resolving matters peacefully. He also said Japan and the U.S. will work together to bring peace, stability, and prosperity to the region. The reception was also attended by FM Kishida, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko, and Ambassador Kennedy.

 

Nikkei ran a separate inside-page report on the reception saying that the Ambassador expressed gratitude for the warm welcome President Obama received in Hiroshima when he visited the city recently, adding that it was a historic moment for the U.S.-Japan alliance and that strengthened security cooperation between the two nations will bring stability to Asia.

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