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to take these actions in order to contribute to the global economy. every policy response must be mobilized in order to further value abenomics. what should be done including whether the consumption tax rate increases, we need to consider and identify necessary measures to be taken before the upcoming elections. as we share universal values, we g7 has an important role to play to protect world peace and stability. violent extremism is a threat to all humanity. our new action plan is to ensure that terrorists will have no place to hide. it is a major step forward for
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the international community to fight terrorism together. we also agreed to take stronger global supports to address the root cause of the massive role
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of the refugees to europe. we also steadfastly share the principal that all conflicts must be solved peacefully and through dramatic measures and -- diplomatic measures and through international law. anywhere in the world, read him of the ocean must begin key. -- must be guaranteed. we reject any unilateral action and call for peaceful measures including judicial proceedings and limitation. -- implementation. the conflict in ukraine can be solved only through peaceful and diplomatic means and international law. g7 calls for all concerned to
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take specific steps to solve the situation peacefully under the agreement. we also call for russia to play a constructive role in order to address all issues that the international community faces. it is important to maintain necessary dialogue with president putin in order to realize peace and stability in syria. we condemn and the strongest terms the north korean nuclear
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testing in january. we therefore strongly demand that north korea will comply immediately and fully with all relevant united nations security council resolutions. we g7 reaffirmed once again our strong determination for nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation in order to realize a world free of nuclear weapons. realizing a world free of their
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weapons is not easy, however we share the strong will to move forward hand in hand. after the conclusion of this meeting, i am going to visit hiroshima where a nuclear bomb was dropped together with president obama of the united states. and in hiroshima, we will express our condolences to all victims of the use of nuclear weapons, and send to the world the information on the impact of the use of the atomic bomb. i believe that will be a strong step forward to realize -- the tragedy that happened and realize a world free of nuclear weapons.
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we today have the responsibility to make sure that the tragedy will not be repeated. we must build a better world for our children and grandchildren. and for future generations. i believe that this summit was an essential summit where this determination was reaffirmed by g7 leaders. i conclude by this -- why expressing my sincere appreciation. without their cooperation, this meeting would not have been possible.
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thank you very much. >> now we have a q and a with reporters. >> i am from tv tokyo. this is the first g7 summit in asia and eight years, there are many security issues, including the south china sea. in terms of the world economy, you compared today's situation to after the collapse of the lehman brothers. i understand that this is a concern, but is this a crisis level in terms of the risk of
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this escalating into a crisis is serious? how serious is that, what is the probability, and what will japan do? >> this summit is the first time in eight years for asian issues, europe is certainly far away. for security issues, they may not be well understood by european leaders. some of you may feel that way. this summit which is being hosted in japan, when it comes to the south china sea and north korea issues, it was a great opportunity to ask lane to the european -- explained to the european leaders how serious the security issue has become. i think they understood. in the south china sea, we talked about the three
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principles of maritime law. meaning that any claims in maritime areas should be done in international law. force or threat of force should not be used to push through one's claims. peaceful means should be the main way to resolve disputes. these three principles i counted, world leaders agreed, the g7 leaders agreed with me. as for north korea, the nuclear testing in january of this year as well as the repeated testing of elastic missiles following that -- ballistic missiles following that was a situation i explained. the g7 agrees that we cannot tolerate or accept north korea's nuclear program, and we agreed
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to closely coordinate so that we could hold north korea to its previous commitment. i also explained the definition of the abduction issue for us. the g7 leaders expressed a concern about japan's abduction issue. it has been clearly incorporated to our communicate. -- communique. we were not able to present the crisis that followed the collapse of the lehman brothers. we are not optimistic on the outlook of the global economy. it is imperative that we have an accurate understanding of the risks in order for us to address the situation.
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from that interview, the g7 had a debate about the world economy. we agreed that we are confronted by a major risk. in order for us to confront this major risk, we agreed to ring in all ma -- bring in all available measures so we could shore up growth around the world. we could collaborate in tackling this issue. this is the point of our economic initiative which is a robust collection of policies. we will continue to promote structural reform and other economic policies and fiscal policies in order for us to drive demand around the world. infrastructure, environmental, energy, digital, and economic, as well as human talent development and science and
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technology, in these various areas, we will invest further in the private and public sector. based on this g7 agreement here in japan, we will bring in policies from all areas, including fiscal policies so that we can further strengthen the three areas of economics. >> you have mentioned several times the importance of trade and economic growth. how confident are you that tpp will be resurrected in its current form? are you satisfied with the language in the g7 communiqué
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about steel oversupply which has been blamed on china? >> on the tpp, it is important for all countries concerned and the domestic procedures as to be promoted has been agreed upon. the tpp will provide an opportunity for the japanese economy to grow in the medium
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and long-term. it will also strengthen economic ties of members. tpp, therefore, has strategic effects, benefits must be realized sooner so that i would like to promote the necessary procedures at the parliament of japan. i would like to play a leading role internationally to raise the necessary climate for this. now it has been raised -- the question has been raised concerning the oversupply of steel in china. this has brought down the international price level of steel.
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this has also caused major concerns in terms of employment and other situations. the reduction of the controlling of the output of the steel has been taken, but the steps have not been sufficient enough. such control measures have not been effective. as long as this overcapacity is left unattended. we g7 members share this concern.
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the function of the markets have to be improved. the markets distorting measures have to be eliminated. taking the venues of oecd and others who we need to promote the dialogue with china and others, this has been good.
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>> earlier today president obama became the first u.s. president to visit hiroshima, japan. during his visit he met for talks with the japanese prime minister. the president also made remarks and took part in a wreath laying ceremony in hiroshima. this is about 40 minutes.
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president obama: 71 years ago on a bright, cloudless morning death fell from the sky and world was changed -- the world was changed. a flash of light and a wall of fire destroyed a city and demonstrated that mankind possess the means to destroy itself. why do we come to this place? -- place, to hiroshima? we come to ponder a terrible force unleashed in a not so distant past. we come to mourn the deaths,
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including over 100,000 japanese men, women, and children. thousands of koreans, a dozen americans. their souls speak to us. they ask us to look inward. -- inward, take stock of who we are and what we might become. it is not the fact of war that sets hiroshima apart. artifacts tell us that violent conflict appeared with the very first man. our early ancestors had been learning to make blades from flint and spears from wood, use these tools not just for hunting, but against their own kind. on every continent, the history of civilization is filled with
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war, whether driven by scarcity of grain or hunger for gold, compelled by nationalist fervor or religious zeal. empires have risen and fallen. peoples have been subjugated and liberated and at each junction, innocents have suffered. a countless toll, their names forgotten by time. the world war that reached its brutal and in hiroshima and nagasaki was among the wealthiest and most powerful of nations. their civilizations have given the world great cities and magnificent arts. they are thinkers with advanced ideas of justice and harmony and truth.
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and yet, the war grew out of the same base instinct for domination, for conquest that had caused conflicts among the simplest tribes. an old pattern, amplified by new capabilities and without new constraints. in the span of a few years, some 60 million people would die. men, women, children. no different than us. shot, beaten, marched, bombed, jailed, starved, gassed to death. there are many sites around the world that chronicle this war, memorials that tell stories of courage and heroism, empty camps that echo unspeakable depravity. yet in the image of a mushroom cloud that rosen to these guys, -- rose into these skies, we are most starkly reminded of humanities core contradiction, how the very spark that marks us as a species, our thoughts, our imagination, our language, our toolmaking, our ability to set
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ourselves apart from nature and bend it to our will.
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those very things also give us the capacity for unmatched destruction. how often does material advancement or social innovation blind us to this truth? how easily we learn to justify violence in the name of some higher cause. every great religion promises a pathway to love and peace and righteousness, and yet no religion has been spared from believers who have claimed their fate -- faith is a license to kill. nations arise telling us stories that bind people together in sacrifice and cooperation,
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allowing for remarkable feats, but those same stories have so often been used to oppress and dehumanize those who are different. science allows us to communicate across the seas and fly above the clouds, cure disease, and understand the cosmos, but those same discoveries can be turned into ever more efficient killing machines. the wars of the modern age teach us this truth. hiroshima teaches this truth. technological process without an equivalent progress in human
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institutions can doom us. the scientific revolution that led to the splitting of an atom requires a moral revolution as well. that is why we come to this place. we stand here in the middle of this city and force ourselves to imagine the moment the bomb fell. we forced ourselves to feel the dread of children confused by what they see. we listened to a silent cry. we remember all the innocence
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killed across the arc of that terrible war and the wars that came to four. and the wars that would follow. mere words cannot give voice to such suffering. but we have a shared responsibility to look directly into the eyes of history and asked what we must do differently to curb such suffering again. someday the voices will no longer be with us to bear witness. but the memory of the morning of august 6, 1945 must never fade. that moment allows us to fight complacency. it fuels our moral imagination. it allows us to change. since that fateful day, we have made choices that give us hope.
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the united states and japan forged not only an alliance, but a friendship that has won far more for our people than we could ever claim through war. the nations of europe build a union that replaced battlefields with bonds of commerce and democracy. oppressed peoples and nations won liberation. an international community established institutions and treaties that worked to avoid war, and aspire to restrict and rollback, and ultimately eliminate the existence of
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nuclear weapons. still, every act of aggression between nations that we see around the world shows our work is never done. we may not be able to eliminate man's capacity to do evil. some nations and the alliances we form must possess the means to defend ourselves. among those nations like my own that hold nuclear stockpiles, we must have the courage to escape illogical fear and pursue a world without it. we may not realize this goal in my lifetime. a persistent effort can roll back the possibility of catastrophe.
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we can chart a course that leads to the destruction of these stockpiles. we can stop the spread to new nations and secure deadly materials from fanatics. and yet that is not enough. what we see around the world today how even the crudest rifles and barrel bombs can serve up violence on a terrible scale. we must change our mindset about war itself to prevent conflicts
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through deployments, and strive to end conflicts after they have begun. to see our growing interdependence as a cause for peaceful cooperation and nonviolent competition. to define our nations not by our capacity to destroy, but by what we built. perhaps above all, we must reimagine our connection to one another as members of one human race. this too is what makes our
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species unique. we are not bound by genetic code to repeat the mistakes of the past. we can learn. we can choose. we can tell our children a different story, one that describes a common humanity, something that makes war less likely, and cruelty less easily accepted. we see these stories of the woman who forgave a pilot who flew a plane that job the atomic bomb because she recognized what we -- what she really hated was war itself. the man who sought out families of americans killed here because he believes their loss was equal
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to his own. my own nation's story began with simple words. all men are created equal, and endowed by our creator with certain unalienable -- in alienable rights, including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. realizing that ideal has never been easy, even within our own borders, even among our own citizens. but staying true to that story is worth the effort. it is my deal -- an ideal to be strived for, an ideal that spans across continents and oceans. the irreducible work of every person, the insistence that every life is precious. the radical unnecessary notion that we are part of a single human family. that is the story that we all must tell. that is why we come to hiroshima. --corrosion, that we might think of people we love, the first smile from our children in the morning, the gentle touch from a spouse over the kitchen table,
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the comforting embrace of a parent. we can think of those things and know that those same pressures -- precious moments took place here 71 years ago. those who died, they are like us, ordinary people understand this, i think. they do not want more war. they would rather that the wonders of science be focused on improving life and not eliminating it. when the choices made by nations, when the choices made by leaders reflect this simple
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as them -- wisdom, then the lesson of hiroshima is done. the world was forever changed here, but today, the children of this city will go through their day in peace. what a precious thing that is. it is worth attacking -- protecting, and then extending to every child. that is a future we can choose, a future in which hiroshima and nagasaki are known not as the dawn of atomic warfare, but as the start of our own moral awakening.
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[applause] >> at the 70th anniversary of hiroshima i visited the united states. as prime minister at the time, i
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spoke to the u.s. congress. that's more deprived many american youngsters of their futures. reflecting upon, i offered my paternal condolences -- my eternal condolences. i expressed gratitude and respect for all the people in both japan and the united states. they have been committed to reconciliation for the past 70 years. 70 years later, these nations who fought each other have become friends bonded. they have become allies with trust and friendship deepened between us. the japan-u.s. alliance which came into the world has to be an
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alliance for help for the world -- hope for the world. one year has passed since then. president obama for the first time as leader of the united states, he has visited hiroshima, the city which suffered the atomic bomb. witnessing the atomic bombings, and renewing his determination for a world free of nuclear weapons. this gives me hope that people all around the world have never given up their hoped-for a world without nuclear weapons. which has been awakened -- but all the japanese people. i express my sincere respects for the victims and encourage president obama. we are opening a new chapter to
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the reconciliation of japan. and in our history of trust and friendship. a few minutes ago, together, i and president obama offered our deepest condolences for all those who lost their lives during world war ii and in the atomic bombings. 71 years ago in her oshima and nagasaki, -- hiroshima and nagasaki, a great number of citizens lives were ended. many children and many citizens. dreams and beloved family. when i reflect on this fact, i cannot help but feel painful grief. even today, there are victims who are still suffering from the bombings. those who went through immeasurable tragedy, indeed in this city, 71 years ago it is unthinkable. but of those, this must be in common, that any place in the world, this tragedy must not be repeated again. it is the responsibility of us
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to live in the present, to inherit this deep feelings. we are determined to realize a world free of nuclear weapons, no matter how long and how difficult the road will be. it is the responsibility of us to live in the president -- present, to make efforts. children who were born on that unforgettable day to make every effort, bowing for this light. this is the responsibility of this world to live in the present. we won't fulfill our responsibility -- we will fulfill our responsibility. a light for help for the people in the world -- hope for the people in the world. together with president obama. -- in her oshima and nagasaki.
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-- in hiroshima and mega sake. i am convinced of this. [applause] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] >> at one point during this event, we saw president obama embracing one of the survivors. we also watched as he took a two or of the heart. is the first president to visit hiroshima. at the conclusion of the summit, japanese prime minister delivered remarks where he discussed the economy, the threat of extremism, and russia. this is about 25 minutes. >> on the tpp, it is important
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for all countries concerned and the domestic procedures as to be promoted has been agreed upon. the tpp will provide an opportunity for the japanese economy to grow in the medium and long-term. it will also strengthen economic ties of members. tpp, therefore, has strategic effects, benefits must be realized sooner so that i would like to promote the necessary procedures at the parliament of japan. i would like to play a leading role internationally to raise the necessary climate for this. now it has been raised -- the question has been raised concerning the oversupply of steel in china.
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this has brought down the international price level of steel. this has also caused major concerns in terms of employment and other situations. the reduction of the controlling of the output of the steel has been taken, but the steps have not been sufficient enough. such control measures have not been effective. as long as this overcapacity is left unattended. we g7 members share this concern. the function of the markets have to be improved. the markets distorting measures have to be eliminated. taking the venues of oecd and others who we need to promote the dialogue with china and
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others, this has been good. >> next, allies, your calls and
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mashable, i do will come and periscope. affectink today we can catch up with the 20th century. we have been the invisible half of the congress the past seven years. we have watched our house colleagues with interest. tv coverage of members of our colleagues in the house. today as the u.s. senate comes out of the communications dark ages, we create another historic moment, in the relationship between congress and technological advancements in communications, through radio and television. >> 50 years ago our executive ranch began hearing on television. today marks the first time when our legislative ranch in its entirety will be on that media syndication through which most americans get their information about what our government and our country does.
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>> televising senate chamber proceedings represents the wise exports and policy. it is the need of the citizens of our nation to know the operations of the government. 30th anniversary of our gavel-to-gavel coverage of the floor hearings of the senate. >> i would show to you the body of evidence from this question do you trust william jefferson clinton. we will show you something that has never before happened in all of senate history. the change of power during a session of congress. with the american people still do not understand is that there are three areas that in the next five years the government in charge of everybody's health care. >> i am sure i made a number of
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overhaul of the safety standards in four decades. as always we will take your calls and begin joining the conversation on facebook and twitter. washington journal is next. host: good morning. topping the headlines, president obama's historic trip to japan. in a speech yesterday marking the first time a president visited the site of the attack, president obama rumored those who died a call for a change in the international mindset about war. he made clear he was not offering an apology. the end of may means college graduation ceremonies are taking place. many drawings high-profile commencement

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