HIROSHIMA, May 27, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Protestors hold banners during a protest in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan, May 27, 2016. Dozens of Japanese citizens gathered here on Friday, protesting U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima. (Xinhua/Ma Ping)
WASHINGTON/TOKYO, May 11 (Xinhua) -- The White House said Tuesday that U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima later this month, but he won't apologize for the United States' nuclear attacks in Japan at the end of World War II.
As many observers and U.S. local media have pointed out, with the end of his last term in office approaching in January 2017, Obama hopes to cement his legacy as an advocate of nuclear disarmament by claiming the title of the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima. Full story