Today: Thursday, 23 May 2024 year

Barack Obama visited Hiroshima

President Barack Obama left his signature in the guest book Hiroshima Peace Park. First official visit of American leader to Japan became extremely important and the most anticipated moment in relationships between countries. Since 1945 none of the American presidents visited Japan.

During the visit of Obama to Japan, many people wanted to hear apologies and recognizing the blame for the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945. But the speech of the US President contained a call to spread the world in which there is no place for nuclear weapons. We must strive for a world in which scientific strides are accompanied by moral growth, Mr President said. Here’re the words of the sitting U.S. President Barack Obama left in the guest book Hiroshima Peace Park:

“We have known the agony of war. Let us now find the courage, together, to spread peace, and pursue a world without nuclear weapons.”

After the bombing of Hiroshima by the US Air Force on August 6, 1945, Japan experienced another raid. On the morning of August 9, 1945 atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Nagasaki. US Air attacks killed a total of 220,000 Japaneses and 50,000 Koreans. Basically, it was the civilian population, that time Korean workers were forced to work by Japan in local military enterprises.