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U.S. President Barack Obama, third from left, shakes hands with Shigeaki Mori, an atomic bomb survivor and a creator of the memorial for American WWII POWs killed in Hiroshima, during a ceremony at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan, Friday, May 27, 2016. Obama’s visit Friday to Hiroshima was generally welcomed by the city’s people, particularly relatives and survivors of the 1945 atomic bomb attack.<br>Shuji Kajiyama/AP

Survivors, relatives welcome Obama’s visit to Hiroshima

President Barack Obama’s visit Friday to Hiroshima was generally welcomed by the city’s people, particularly relatives and survivors of the 1945 atomic bomb attack.

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President Barack Obama stands for a moment of silence after laying a wreath at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 27, 2016. Obama called on the world to pursue a long-term vision of a nuclear-free world Friday, as he became the first U.S. president ever to visit a Hiroshima memorial dedicated to those died in the world’s first wartime atomic bombing.<br>Erik Slavin/Stars and Stripes

Obama honors Hiroshima’s dead

President Barack Obama called on the world to pursue a long-term vision of a nuclear-free world Friday, as he became the first U.S. president ever to visit a Hiroshima memorial dedicated to those died in the world’s first wartime atomic bombing.

06:52 May 27, 2016
President Barack Obama speaks at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Friday, May 27, 2016.<br>James Kimber/Stars and Stripes

Obama underscores US-Japan alliance during speech at Iwakuni

President Barack Obama took a break from a busy day of diplomacy and solemn remembrance to meet with servicemembers at a U.S. Marine base.

04:38 May 27, 2016
An aerial view of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma on Okinawa, Japan. Okinawa lawmakers have unanimously adopted a protest resolution calling for the U.S. Marine Corps to withdraw completely from the island prefecture after a U.S. base worker was arrested in the death of a 20-year-old woman.<br>

Okinawa lawmakers pass protest resolution against Marines

Okinawa lawmakers unanimously adopted a protest resolution Thursday calling for the Marine Corps to withdraw completely from the island prefecture after a U.S. base worker was arrested in the death of a 20-year-old woman.

04:07 May 27, 2016
FILE - In this Oct, 17, 2015, file photo, a South Korean navy patrol boat fires during an exercise off South Korea's southeastern coast near Busan, South Korea. South Korea's navy on Friday, May 27, 2016, fired warning shots to chase away two North Korean ships after they briefly crossed a disputed western sea boundary, Seoul defense officials said. <br>Ahn Young-joon/AP

S. Korea fires warning shots after N. Korean boats cross border

Two North Korean boats crossed the disputed maritime border Friday but quickly retreated after the South fired warning shots, an official said.

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Naha District Court is pictured in this undated photo. Seaman Apprentice Justin Castellanos, 24, a corpsman assigned to Camp Schwab, stood before a three-judge panel Friday, May 27, 2016, and admitted he raped a Japanese woman after finding her passed out in the hallway of the hotel where he was staying on the night of March 13.<br>Courtesy of Wikicommons

Sailor accused of Okinawa rape pleads guilty

A U.S. sailor pleaded guilty Friday to raping an intoxicated Japanese woman at a Naha hotel, an incident that sparked anti-base protests and contributed to the tightened liberty restrictions that took effect earlier in the day.

02:47 May 27, 2016

 

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