Apology tour FAIL: Japan denies Obama
If there's anything America shouldn't have to apologize for, it's defending itself in World War II after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. But a new WikiLeak reveals that President Obama sought to do just that - apologize to Japan for dropping a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. Japan said thanks, but no thanks. Ref. Source 5
On Atomic Bomb Anniversary Nagasaki Mayor Says Japan Govt Not Working On Intl Disarmament
Local Japanese News In English
Nagasaki's mayor has criticized Japan's government for failing to sign on to an international nuclear disarmament effort as the country marked the 68th anniversary Friday of the atomic bombing of his city. (washingtonpost.com)
Last surviving Hiroshima bomber dies in US:
Van Kirk navigated the flight that dropped "Little Boy" On Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. The bomb instantly killed about 78,000 people. By the end of 1945, the number of dead had reached about 140,000 Ref. Source 1
President Barack Obama will become the first sitting U.S. President to visit Hiroshima, Japan, the White House announced Tuesday.
The trip fulfills Obama's intent, expressed early in his presidency, to visit the location where an American atomic bomb attack killed tens of thousands of Japanese civilians at the end of World War II. Ref. CNN.