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New U.S. ambassador tells Kishida he plans to visit Hiroshima

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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, right, meets with U.S. Ambassador Rahm Emanuel at the prime minister's office in Tokyo on Feb. 4. (Photo by Uichiro Kasai)

TOKYO -- The newly appointed U.S. ambassador to Japan, Rahm Emanuel, told Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Friday that he intends to visit Hiroshima to highlight the two nations' efforts toward a nuclear-free world.

Kishida, who is from Hiroshima, welcomed Emanuel's plan in their first meeting at the prime minister's office.

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