US ambassador Caroline Kennedy to visit Hiroshima Peace Museum

Caroline KennedyUS ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy is scheduled to visit Hiroshima tomorrow (April 17).

After attending the 69th peace memorial ceremony on August 6 last year, this will be Kennedy’s second visit to the city as ambassador. On this visit, however, she will visit the Peace Memorial Museum and lay a wreath at the cenotaph for A-bomb victims for the first time as ambassador.

This will actually be Kennedy’s second time in the Peace Museum as she toured the facility back in 1978 on a vsist to Hiroshima with her uncle, Senator Edward Kennedy.

It is reported that she will planting a hanamizuki dogwood tree while here in Hiroshima – 40 of which the US presented to Japan as a return gift for the 3000 cherry trees Tokyo gave to Washington in 1912.

Paul Walsh

Paul arrived in Hiroshima "for a few months" back in 1996. He is the co-founder of GetHiroshima.com and loves running in the mountains.

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