Obama’s Hiroshima visit to cement ties with Japan

A Kyodo News story about U.S. President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima features an interview with Yves Tiberghien, head of the Institute of Asian Research at UBC.

Obama spoke near the site where the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb 71 years ago. The visit was said to strengthen Japanese-American relations

“The hope is that it can nudge Japan to lead similar peaceful visits to Korea, China, and indeed other countries in East Asia in a similar way as President Obama came to Hiroshima,” Tiberghien said.

Tiberghien was also quoted on this topic on Japan Today.