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(Update) Pope Francis to Visit Japan from Nov. 23

(Update) Pope Francis to Visit Japan from Nov. 23

   Paris, Sept. 13 (Jiji Press)--Pope Francis will make a four-day visit to Japan from Nov. 23, including the atomic bombed cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Vatican said Friday.
   In the western and southwestern Japan cities, the pope will mourn the victims of the U.S. atomic bombings in August 1945 in the closing days of World War II.
   His trip will mark the second visit to Japan by a pontiff. The first one was made by the late Pope John Paul II in February 1981.
   Pope Francis will arrive in Tokyo on Nov. 23 after visiting Thailand. After going to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, he will return to Tokyo before leaving Japan on Nov. 26.
   According to the Japanese government, the pope will meet with Emperor Naruhito and hold talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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