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Ryohei Murata was the Japanese ambassador to the United States from 1989 to 1992, and I would like many people, especially Americans, to know what he wrote in his memoirs about the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

After describing the dropping of A-bombs and carpet-bombing of Tokyo and other Japanese cities in 1945 as “obvious violation of the international law,” he continues as follows: “Unless the U.S. President express regret, we Japanese will never forgive those crimes by the U.S. in our hearts, and I will continue to consider that Americans have a fundamental defect in their national character.”

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