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President Obama visited Hiroshima, Japan recently. It is the site of a U.S. atomic bomb explosion in 1945.
Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid a wreath to remember the tens of thousands who died in the blast and the millions who died in World War II. Reconciliation with former enemies seems to be part of Obama's trip to Asia.
Reconciliation is the settling of disagreements. Reconciliation often results in friendly relations following a dispute or wrongdoing.
Now you know what reconciliation means.