Official Nuclear War Memorial Visit In Japan By America
In Hiroshima, President Obama commemorated bombings by the U.S. at the end of World War II. The United States dropped the 1st atomic bomb on the city after a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan. As a result, over 140,000 people died in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. 70,000 more perished in Nagasaki, where a 2nd bomb was dropped 3 days later. Japan then surrendered.

As 1st sitting American president to visit the site, Obama came to acknowledge, not apologize for, an act many see as a necessary end to a brutal war. Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe used the event to promote the vision of a world without nuclear weapons.
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