Obama is the first U.S. president to appear in the Japanese city since the dropping of the bomb in 1945.
"The effacement and erasure of Asians, Asian Americans and other minorities or people of color still continues to this day in the U.S."
On CNN, Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd discusses President Obama's trips to Hanoi and Hiroshima.
A group inches towards the Itsukushima Shrine on the Miyajima Island of Hiroshima, Japan on May 13, 2012. (Guwashi999/Flickr)
Cherry blossom at the Hiroshima branch of the Japan Mint on April 22, 2012. (Paul and Joy/Flickr)
The world commemorated the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on its sixty-fifth anniversary on August 6, 2010.
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