Japan's Atomic Political Minefield

President Barack Obama will have to deftly navigate an atomic minefield if he decides to visit Hiroshima, the city destroyed by the first atomic bomb sixty-five years ago on August 6, 1945, during his next visit to Japan later this year. The president is bound to step on one or two land mines whether he goes to Hiroshima or not. Even if he does nothing but stand silently, letting himself be photographed looking at Atom Dome, the iconic emblem of the bombing, he might be accused of making a "silent apology".

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