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Author passes legacy of A-bomb survivor mother to young readers

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"My biggest message, aside from nuclear weapons shouldn't be used again, is to think about the humanity that was under those clouds that day and to understand that it happened to people," 

let’s hope the book also includes educational references as to why the bombings took place and Japan’s complete lunacy of trying to take over Asia. However, I fear it’s just a soppy and pitiful read about a victim. Yes, Japan was a victim. It was a victim of its own lunacy.

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Good for her.

Never again.

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let’s hope the book also includes educational references as to why the bombings took place and Japan’s complete lunacy of trying to take over Asia. However, I fear it’s just a soppy and pitiful read about a victim. Yes, Japan was a victim. It was a victim of its own lunacy.

Exactly. Always glossed over or white-washed. How about holding Hirohito and his generals responsible to some degree for the misinformation and refusal to end the mass-suffering that they guided Japan into.

Again, Japan in general has learned very little since the war and are destined to make similar mistakes again in the future. Start with the truth, then give the people freedom to hold their leaders accountable (aka democracy).

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Do the hustleToday  07:31 am JST

let’s hope the book also includes educational references as to why the bombings took place and Japan’s complete lunacy of trying to take over Asia. However, I fear it’s just a soppy and pitiful read about a victim. Yes, Japan was a victim. It was a victim of its own lunacy.

Comments like this intentionally miss the point that vicitms are on each side of war, just so they can push an anti-Japan agenda. They have a story that must be told too. Or are you suggesting they should be silenced on account of their leaders' decisions, of which they were never asked if they agreed with them or not?

Arguing th point just looks like vengeful remarks. The question is, what is the purpose of it? It seems like you're wanting to deny Japanese victims sympathy simply because they survived on the losing side.

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AgentXToday  09:34 am JST

Exactly. Always glossed over or white-washed.

No it isn't. This often said but there are never any examples provided of this whitewashing by the Japanese government in an official capacity.

How about holding Hirohito and his generals responsible to some degree for the misinformation and refusal to end the mass-suffering that they guided Japan into.

He was and is held responsible. Again, anti-Japan misrepresentation making out like Japan has done nothing in the last 70+ years to make amends. Thay have spectacularly supported the rest of Asia, especially South Korea and Taiwan. Which of those two countries wants to increasingly undo ties with Japan all of a sudden? Hint: it's not Taiwan....

Again, Japan in general has learned very little since the war and are destined to make similar mistakes again in the future. Start with the truth, then give the people freedom to hold their leaders accountable (aka democracy).

This is ridiculous. Japan has a pacifist constitution preventing them from any offensive military action. It is physically and legally impossible for them to do so. Just ask any of the 3 or 4 pro-South Korean supporters on here how weak Japan's military is, I'm sure you can all have a good chuckle about it while simultaneously trying to convince everyone how much of a menace they are to Asian peace.

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