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The significance of an Obama visit to Hiroshima

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington on April 1.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON/TOKYO   Early in his presidency, Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in part for his advocacy of nuclear disarmament. Now, he is poised to bookend his time in office by becoming the first sitting U.S. leader to visit Hiroshima. 

     U.S. sources told The Nikkei that Obama will visit the site of the world's first atomic bombing after the Group of Seven summit in May. 

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