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Kishida and U.S. envoy Emanuel to visit Hiroshima memorial

Trip could come this month as both countries urge world leaders to do the same

Birds fly over Peace Memorial Park at a ceremony commemorating the 76th anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing in Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 2021. The gutted Atomic Bomb Dome can be seen in the background.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Prime Minister Fumio Kishida plans to travel to Hiroshima with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel as early as this month, to raise awareness about the need for nuclear disarmament. 

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