• Kobe


Correct me if I am wrong, but isn’t there a memorial to the Japanese victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima within the peace park, and isn’t there a separate memorial to the non-Japanese victims outside the peace park?

Could some kind reader of The Japan Times explain the reason for this, or am I to assume that the same boneheaded, vicious racism and discrimination that gave rise to the vicious attacks on China and Southeast Asia is alive and well in Japan and enshrined in concrete for all to see?

If and when U.S. President Barack Obama visits Hiroshima, maybe somebody could bring this to his attention and explain the reason for it. I am sure Obama would be very interested.

barry ward

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