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Skip to comments.Atomic Apology? US to send first delegation to Hiroshima A-Bomb memorial
Posted on 08/04/2010 11:32:49 AM PDT by Nachum
TOKYO Survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are welcoming a decision by the United States to send its first ever delegation to a ceremony marking the anniversary of the attacks, but are asking for something they aren't likely to get an apology.
Tokyo has praised the decision to send U.S. Ambassador John Roos to the Hiroshima anniversary on Friday, though some survivors of the attack, which is seen by many in Japan as an unjustified use of excessive force against a civilian population, say they have mixed feelings.
"They best thing they could do would be to apologize," said Terumi Tanaka, who survived the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki at age 13 and is now secretary-general of the Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bomb Sufferers Associations. "But I doubt that is going to happen."
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Apologize for saving the lives of tens of millions of Japanese?
Why would we do that?
Better the Emperor should apologize for letting the Army drag his country into the war.
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