Obama: A Historic journey

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President Obama arriving on Friday at the Marine Corps Air Station in Iwakuni, Japan, about 26 miles from Hiroshima. CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times

Japan. President Obama just landed in the Hiroshima area.

President Obama landed Friday at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, outside Hiroshima, Japan, a visit that he hopes will bolster an important ally and remind the world of the dangers of nuclear weapons.

This is a historic visit,  the first by a sitting president to the city on which the United States dropped an atomic bomb on August 6, 1945, this will have a great impact in Asia who can still remember the  sorrow brought by World War II seven decades after it ended.

source:Follow Gardiner Harris on Twitter @GardinerHarris. NYTimes

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