On the 21st, President Yoon Seok-yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida jointly visited the memorial stone for Korean atomic bomb victims in Hiroshima Peace Park. It is the first time for the heads of state of Korea and Japan to pay their respects at the memorial stone for Korean atomic bomb victims together, and it is also the first time for a Korean president.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and First Lady Yuko arrived at the memorial at 7:31 am on the same day. Then, he bowed to the Korean atomic bomb victims, including Park Nam-joo, the second chairman of the Special Committee for Countermeasures for Korean Atomic Bomb Victims, and Kwon Jun-oh, the fourth chairman, who were waiting in advance.
Prime Minister Kishida and his wife then waited, looking in the direction where President Yoon and his wife arrived. Japanese government factors also lined up in two lines. At 7:34 am, when the vehicle with President Yun and First Lady Kim Kun-hee arrived, Prime Minister Kishida and his wife greeted them in person. After shaking hands and greeting each other, the couple moved in front of the memorial stone.
Yang Sang-sang and his wife looked at the memorial stone, lined up side by side, and delivered a bouquet of flowers. Then, he laid a wreath on the table, bowed down, and meditated for about 10 seconds. President Yoon bowed again toward the memorial stone.
President Yoon Seok-yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida lay a wreath at the memorial monument for Korean atomic bomb victims in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on the morning of the 21st. /Photo = Newsis
The couple then bowed their heads to the atomic bomb victims. They shook hands without saying anything, then got into the car and moved to the place of the Korea-Japan summit, which will soon be held.
The visit to the memorial monument by the leaders of Korea and Japan was accomplished when Prime Minister Kishida proposed at the time of the Korea-Japan summit held in Seoul on the 6th, two weeks ago. The Korean Atomic Bomb Victims Cenotaph is a스포츠토토 monument in memory of the
20,000 to 30,000 Koreans who came to Hiroshima for forced labor and fell victim to the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima by the US military on August 6, 1945 .
The President’s Office added meaning, “The visit of the two leaders will comfort Koreans who were sacrificed in the Hiroshima atomic bomb in the past, and will serve as a place for both Korea and Japan to prepare for a future of peace and prosperity together.” The President’s Office explained that it is particularly meaningful as many of the atomic bomb victims are victims of forced labor.
Foreign Minister Jin Park, National Security Office Director Cho Tae-yong, Ambassador to Japan Yoon Deok-min, and National Security Office First Deputy Director Kim Tae-hyo attended the visit. On the Japanese side, Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa, Chief Cabinet Secretary Seiji Kihara, and NSS (National Security Agency) Director Takeo Akiba were present.