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Activist’s push for peace bolstered by Obama’s visit to Hiroshima

  • Above, Masago Asai holds some pieces from her “A-Bombs Exhibit for Peace” display, which was shown at Palolo Hongwanji in 2014.

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 2014

    He really gave a quiet prayer, closing his eyes. That’s what I really wanted. I was so grateful.”

    Masago Asai

    Peace activist, above, speaking about President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Hiroshima

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS

    U.S. President Barack Obama, right, bid farewell to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after laying wreaths at the cenotaph for victims of the 1945 atomic bombing at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 27.

For Honolulu peace activist Masago Asai, President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Hiroshima fulfilled a long-held dream. Read more

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