Sunday, May 15, 2016
An excellent summation of the issues. Some points from the article I'd like to highlight: 1. "You have to separate out the Japanese public from the right-wing politicians." The Japanese people in general, the author notes, want to compensate the comfort women and face the evils of the past. The politicians don't. 2. The American people regard the dropping of the bomb as the end of the story and the war. The Japanese people regard the dropping of the bomb as the beginning of the story; the story of their liberation from evil rulers and of their devotion to prevent future wars.