American Secretary of State is sure that his trip to Hiroshima was a favorable moment to remind all the international society of the great need to reduce nuclear warfare. These words were said by John Kerry at a conference after he laid a wreath at Hiroshima memorial.
The USA dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city in 1945. As a result, about 140, 000 people died.
Mr. Kerry said he would never forget this awful incident. He also noted that it should remind all the people of extremely difficult choices that are being made in a course of wars as well as of influence of wars on the whole world.
Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) joined Kerry too as they are taking part in talks here. They visited Hiroshima memorial, the Bomb Dome and Hiroshima museum.
Most Americans think that the bombing was extremely necessary to finish the war. They see no need in their leaders’ apologies.
Kerry’s visit can be viewed as part of efforts to make the US-Japan relationship stronger. The wish became even stronger after China's activities related to territorial problems of Asia.