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Heads of Korea and Japan visit Hiroshima for the first time at the memorial for Korean atomic bomb victims

President Yoon Seok-yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida paid their respects at the Korean Atomic Bomb Victims Memorial Monument in the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan, on the morning of the 21st.

This is the first time that the heads of state of Korea and Japan have visited and paid joint obeisance to a memorial stone for Korean atomic bomb victims스포츠토토.

President Yun, First Lady Kim Kun-hee, Prime Minister Kishida and First Lady Yuko visited the memorial stone at around 7:35 this morning, stood in a line, laid flowers, bowed in silence for about 10 seconds, and paid tribute to the Korean atomic bomb victims.

After that, President Yoon bowed once more and also greeted the atomic bomb victims.

Afterwards, President Yoon got into the vehicle, guided by Prime Minister Kishida.

The leaders of the two countries approached the shrine with a firm expression and did not say anything special to the reporters.

The Korean Atomic Bomb Victims Cenotaph is a facility built to commemorate the souls of Koreans who lost their lives in the atomic bombing on August 6, 1945.

When the atomic bomb exploded in Hiroshima, it is known that about 50,000 Koreans were affected.

The Korean Association of Atomic Bomb Victims has estimated that 30,000 Koreans died as a result of the Hiroshima bombing, and the memorial monument records 20,000 Koreans.

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