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Friday, May 27, 2016

Hiroshima Survivor Cries, and Obama Gives Him a Hug

At Hiroshima Memorial, Obama Says Nuclear Arms Require 'Moral Revolution'


"Technological progress without an equivalent progress in human institutions can doom us," said Mr. Obama, the first sitting American president to visit the city.
President Obama embraced Shigeaki Mori, a survivor of the Hiroshima attack, after his speech on Friday.
Hiroshima Survivor Cries, and Obama Gives Him a Hug


Shigeaki Mori, who was 8 when the United States dropped the bomb, spent decades researching the fates of American P.O.W.s killed in Hiroshima.
Sunao Tsuboi, co-chairperson of the Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations and a survivor the the Hiroshima atom bomb, in Hiroshima, Japan, on Wednesday.
Survivors Recount Horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki


More than 120,000 people who lived through the atomic bombings in 1945 are still alive. Several survivors shared their stories, and thoughts about the president's visit.
. Times Readers' Advice for Obama in Hiroshima: Focus on a Nuclear-Free Future
Workers unloaded a B53 nuclear bomb in February 2011. The B53, one of the longest-lived and highest-yield nuclear weapons in the United States arsenal, was dismantled by the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.
Reduction of Nuclear Arsenal Has Slowed Under Obama, Report Finds


As President Obama prepares to visit Hiroshima, Japan, a new census from the Pentagon details the administration's efforts to dismantle warheads.

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