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The wife of Shinzo Abe made a surprise visit to Pearl Harbor, fueling speculation that Abe may head there on the anniversary of the attack this year to reciprocate the historic visit by Barack Obama to Hiroshima. Was Obama right to visit Hiroshima?

The wife of Shinzo Abe made a surprise visit to Pearl Harbor, fueling speculation that Abe may head there on the anniversary of the attack this year to reciprocate the historic visit by Barack Obama to Hiroshima. Was Obama right to visit Hiroshima?
  • Yes he was

    Like Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima was a horrible event. Although Pearl Harbor was a devastating attack, Hiroshima was a catastrophe that affected so many innocents. Both have left lasting scars on each country. I think President Obama was right to visit, and if PM Abe visits in the same spirit, then it would be an appropriate gesture.

  • President Obama was right to visit Hiroshima

    Although he did not apologize for what the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki did to the Japanese people, President Obama's visit to the Hiroshima memorial showed respect to the Japanese people. Shinzo Abe's wife's visit to Pearl Harbor probably does predict his visit to Pearl Harbor soon. We should not expect him to apologize either, but these reciprocal visits help bolster relations between Japan and America.

  • Yes, why not? Obama's gesture at Hiroshima is returned in kind. Let there be peace.

    He's a head of state, travelling around the globe is a huge part of his job. Here he is addressing Congress. Him visiting Pearl Harbor would be big, visiting the USA not so much. Obama's gesture at Hiroshima is returned in kind. Let there be peace. Can you imagine Trump to do this kind of diplomacy?

  • Obama was wrong to visit Hiroshima

    President Obama was wrong to visit Hiroshima. This man does everything in his power to disrespect the very people that deserve it the most. He promised to fundamentally transform the country. Well, he is certainly doing that. And now it will take years upon years to undo the damage and embarrassment.


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