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Given President Barack Obama’s past remarks, it’s clear he feels strong guilt for Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Oct. 8 article “Hiroshima mayor not pressing for Obama apology“). Unfortunately, it might be a little bit different from the opinion of ordinary American people.

Japan attacked Pearl Harbor without a declaration of war, cruelly killing many U.S. soldiers. In addition, our military authorities treated American captives badly. Therefore, even today, it’s quite natural that citizens of the United States believe that the atomic bombings were necessary in order to make Japan surrender.

The opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are the writer’s own and do not necessarily reflect the policies of The Japan Times.

satoshi sato

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