TOKYO: A group representing Japanese survivors of US atomic bombings has asked US President Barack Obama to hear their stories and apologize when he visit Hiroshima .
Two leaders of the Tokyo-based nationwide group said Thursday many survivors want an apology though they avoided an outright demand for one.
US atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of the World War II killed more than 200,000 people and nearly destroyed the cities.
Obama will visit Hiroshima on May 27 after the Group of Seven summit in central Japan, becoming the first serving American president to do so.
Washington said he won't apologize and a meeting with survivors is unlikely. That apparently prompted the survivors to remind him of their true feelings and expectations for his commitment to a nuclear-free world.
That was a different era and Germany and Japan also wanted to conquer the world, but they ended up conquering each other instead. After the War, England also became a limping industrial and imperial power, on the back foot and ready to grant independence to colonies where freedom struggles were gaining power. So who will apologize to whom, was Obama there and did he drop the bomb? Now a nuclear deterrent is in place.
lets see whether this PoTUS will give in to the demand.. past trends suggest he might not
People generally say forget the past and go ahead the present then why Hiroshima , others every where people take out old , past to get political gain.
Then Japan should apologize for unleashing terror in WWII all across asia.
Why? Japenese had asked for it. They themselves were most cruel and barbaric. Just reflect how they treated their prisoners of war and the countries which they invaded
Japan''s atrocities are not forgotten. I sam not saying the japanese people deserved the amtoic bombing for their military''s action, but their military was ruthless and is responsible for deaths, torture and trouble of millions who suffered horribly. So why should Obama apologises!
USA will never never never apologise to the atrocities done to the mankind in the name of WAR.
their arrogance will not allow them to do it
You chinki Japanese, you first apologize for your barbaric act''s in wwll and bombing of" Pearl Harbour" of innocent medical staff''s , Hospital''s and injured helpless patients,,,ma***er CH***ths....!!! now they want the Prez to apologize....heeeee..eeeee
US will never apologize. That is fixed.
yes he should apologize for that and also Vietnam, Cambodia, Afghanistan, etc