Obama to Become First Sitting US President to Visit Hiroshima

Obama will be first sitting U.S. president to visit the bombed Japanese city.

The upcoming visit will likely raise questions about whether the president will extend a formal apology for the attacks. Earnest has previously said the president does not believe the Japanese government deserves a formal apology.

In a Medium post describing the tour, Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said the president will use the visit as an opportunity to reflect on the significance of the site, but he “will not revisit the decision to use the atomic bomb at the end of World War II.”