Japan PM apologises for skipping parts of Hiroshima speech

Japan's top government spokesman Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga speaks during an interview with Reuters in Tokyo, Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga apologised on Friday for accidentally skipping over parts of a speech in Hiroshima to mark the anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city 76 years ago.

Media reports said he had skipped over a page, and that the mistake was noticed as public broadcaster NHK stopped displaying subtitles during his speech at the anniversary ceremony.

“I want to take this occasion to apologise for having skipped some parts of my speech at the ceremony,” Suga said at a press briefing held after the ceremony.

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