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The blast, on the 68th anniversary of North Korea’s founding, was more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, according to some estimates.
"We remember all the innocents killed in the arc of that terrible war."
U.S. President Barack Obama’s forthcoming visit to Hiroshima offers an opportunity to reconsider some of the myths surrounding the historic decision to use the atomic bomb.
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We are not wartime enemies anymore but rather the closest of allies. Although the Japanese people will never forget what happened and how we suffered tremendously from the atomic bomb, we think it is more important for us to work with the U.S. towards a world without nuclear weapons.
He will visit Hiroshima with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.