Today: Sunday, 29 January 2023 year

Japan called on the United States to recognize the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as a mistake.

Japan called on the United States to recognize the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as a mistake.

Member of the upper house of the Japanese Parliament Muneo Suzuki in his blog urged the US government to honestly tell Japan and the world that the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were a mistake.

“Despite the fact that 77 years have passed since the end of the war, the United States, which dropped the atomic bombs, has not apologized or asked for forgiveness. This is a country that speaks loudly about “democracy, human rights and freedom” about the actions of other states,” — the politician noted.

This is how he commented on the Japanese media publications about agreeing on a possible visit by Joe Biden to Nagasaki in May 2023.

Suzuki stressed that he considers it right if the trip of the head of the US administration to the bombed city still takes place.

“I want him to tell the world, not to mention Nagasaki and Hiroshima, the following:” The use is impossible, the use of atomic bombs was a mistake, “the Japanese deputy summed up.

 


It is expected that Biden’s trip to Nagasaki could take place during his visit to Japan for the G7 leaders’ summit. It will be held in Hiroshima from 19 to 21 May.


Thus, the politician will become the first US president to visit this city.


On August 6 and 9, 1945, the US military dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 140,000 people died in Hiroshima and 74,000 in Nagasaki. The vast majority of the victims were civilians. Every year on these days, memorial ceremonies are held in two cities in memory of the nuclear tragedy.