Obama May Be First President to Visit Hiroshima, Nikkei Says

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  • Visit would come more than 70 years after atomic bombing
  • Newspaper says Obama will be joined by Japanese premier Abe

The Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima.

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More than 70 years after a U.S. atomic bomb devastated the city of Hiroshima, Barack Obama is set to become the first sitting president to pay tribute to the tens of thousands of victims in the western Japanese city, the Nikkei business daily reported Friday.

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