Regarding the March 6 article “Japan’s wartime past offers lessons for today“: I enjoyed this interesting review of the film “Ashita e no Yuigon.” However, Reiji Yoshida’s statement that “No one was killed on the American mainland during World War II” overlooks the deaths of 26-year-old Elsie Mitchell and five children ages 11 to 14, at Bly, Oregon, from a Japanese fusen bakudan or balloon bomb. Of course, six deaths pale in comparison with 3 million dead Japanese. Still, Yoshida might find it interesting to Google the fusen bakudan story.

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