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Kishida preps Hiroshima G-7 visit to spur nuclear disarmament

Japanese leader to build rapport with Biden on shared hope for nuclear-free world

An atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. The Atomic Bomb Dome, which was almost directly underneath the explosion, has become a symbol for peace in the years since.   © Reuters via Kyodo

TOKYO -- Since Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima in 2016, Fumio Kishida has urged other global leaders to come and see the site of humanity's first atomic bombing. Now as prime minister, he sees an opportunity in the Group of Seven summit in 2023.

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