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Japan Understands Why Allies Dropped Atomic Bomb

by | 30th, June 2007

THE atomic bombs ended World War II.

TOKYO (AP) – Japan’s defense minister said Saturday that the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States during World War II was an inevitable way to end the war, drawing criticism from atomic bomb survivors.

“I understand that the bombing ended the war, and I think that it couldn’t be helped,” Defense Minister Fumio Kyuma said in a speech at a university in Chiba, just east of Tokyo.

Later he added:

Kyuma said later that his comments were misinterpreted. He told reporters he meant to say the bombing “could not be helped from the American point of view.”

“It’s too bad that my comments were interpreted as approving the U.S. bombing,” he said.

A moment of bravery curtailed…

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