If I were the ambassador, I would politely answer all of the press’ questions regarding dropping the atomic bombs, making sure that I pointed out the millions of Japanese that remained alive at the end of the war, who otherwise would have died in suicide attacks on U.S. troops. Or, I could ask if the Japanese would have preferred their population to starve to death, or perhaps be immolated in fire bombing attacks like so many did in Tokyo? All very politely stated, of course, and with a gentle, knowing smile.
The Japanese people were being urged by their god-emperor to fight to the death in an invasion, using bamboo sticks if necessary, so we had estimated up to ten million Japanese casualties just in combat, not counting starvation and disease. The count includes men, women and children.
Frankly, the thought horrifies me. No humane, rational person could possibly want to commit that slaughter unless there were no other choice.
I am PROUD that we were able to end the war quickly, avoiding not only those deaths, but of a million or more of our troops, and hundreds of thousands more people in China and elsewhere.