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JFK’s legacy sublimated in Hiroshima

Nikkei’s Washington correspondent Naoya Yoshino wrote that President John F. Kennedy’s legacy of desire for nuclear disarmament was passed down to President Obama and that the United States and Japan reached a historic turning point through his visit to Hiroshima. The journalist conjectured that Ambassador Kennedy’s advice helped realize President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima and that President Obama traced the history of President Kennedy by visiting Cuba and Vietnam this year. Yoshino quoted a student he met recently at American University, where President Kennedy delivered a commencement address titled “A Strategy of Peace” in 1963, as saying: “Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of President Kennedy, helped realize President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima. This is the political legacy of JFK.”

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