Tragedy stepped in Obama's plans

visit of US President Barack Obama to Japan next week postponed a day because of the incident at Fort Hood in Texas, where 13 people were killed on Thursday.US President Barack Obama's visit to Japan next week postponed a day because of the incident at Fort Hood in Texas, where 13 people were killed on Thursday.

"The US government has asked to postpone the visit of Obama," - said the representative of the Japanese Foreign Ministry, adding that the Japanese side accepted the request of the Americans.

Washington sent to Tokyo's request to change Obama's two-day visit to the US president could come to the funeral of the victims of Hassan, RIA Novosti reported.Earlier it was planned that Obama, for whom this is the first visit to the Land of the Rising Sun as president, will arrive in Japan on Thursday to hold talks with Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.Now the head of the White House will arrive in Japan on Friday and will stay there until Saturday.

On Thursday afternoon a few people in uniform op

ened fire at the base Fort Hood in Texas.The shooting began during the graduation ceremony of soldiers trained at the base.US President Barack Obama described the incident as "horrific outbreak of violence."

US Army officer Malik Nadal Hasan, staged a massacre on Thursday at Fort Hood, before being transferred to the base for six years worked as a psychiatrist at the medical center of the United States Armed Forces.The reasons for an officer to open fire on his colleagues, have not been determined.

cousin Nader Hasan said that Malik Nadal Hasan, a Muslim, he would not be sent to serve in Iraq."In the past five years, we knew that this perspective was the most horrible nightmare for him," - he said.Cousin Major states that "although Malik was born in America, but suffered from harassment of colleagues, who questioned his loyalty to the United States and is constantly commented on his ethnicity to the Middle East."In addition, he spoke out against the US military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan and "hoped that President Obama withdraws" from these countries.