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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Fear Sharpens in Japan

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The Atomic Bomb Dome in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on Wednesday.
Fear Sharpens in Japan That Hiroshima's Lessons Are Fading

By JONATHAN SOBLE

As President Obama prepares to visit, the Asian country's aversion to war is being challenged by a conservative movement led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial on Tuesday.
At Hiroshima, Obama Faces Difficult Choices

By MOTOKO RICH

More than 70 years later, the bombing still evokes powerful emotions and the visit will not make everyone happy.
President Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the Ise Shrine in Ise, Japan, on Thursday.
Obama, in Japan, Emphasizes Lingering Threat of Nuclear War

By GARDINER HARRIS

The president said that Hiroshima was not just a reminder of the toll of World War II, but also that "that the job's not done in reducing conflict."
Okinawa Murder Case Tests U.S.-Japan Ties Before Obama Visit

By RICK GLADSTONE

The arrest of an American in connection with the killing of a Japanese woman has escalated into a crisis that may complicate the Pentagon's operations in Okinawa.

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