Barack Obama made history on Friday when he became the first sitting US president to visit the memorial site at Hiroshima.
That’s one of the sites where the US dropped an atomic bomb during the final stage of the second world war.
Although President Obama did not offer an official apology, Japan’s prime minister says this moment opens a new chapter between the two countries.
So what is that new chapter? And what does that mean for the rest of Asia?
Presenter: Martine Dennis
Jia Xiudong – Senior Research Fellow at China Institute of International Studies China Public Policy Specialist International Relations Researcher
Yoshiki Mine – Former Director General, International Relations, Japanese Ministry of Defence, Permanent Representative of the Japan at the Conference on Disarmament, former chief representative of Japan for the Normalisation Negotiations with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Research Director at the Canon Institute for Global Studies
Taku Tamaki – Lecturer in International Relations, research fellow at the Institute of Asian Cultural Studies, Tokyo and Asia-Pacific Specialist
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