Japanese minister apologizes for Hiroshima bomb remark

This video is about the 1945 nuclear bomb on the Japanese city Hiroshima.

From Al Jazeera:

Japan’s defence minister has apologised after triggering anger over remarks that the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the US “couldn’t be helped”. …

The remarks drew condemnation from victims of the bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, and the attack on Nagasaki three days later which together killed more than 210,000 people by the end of the year.

Resignation demand

Some opposition parties have demanded Kyuma’s resignation. …

“Nuclear weapons are absolute evil,” said Tetsuo Saito, a lawmaker of the New Komeito, the sole coalition partner of Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).

“The remarks run against the grain of the Japanese people,” Saito said. “They are the remarks any state minister must not make.” …

Abe has seen his support ratings drop to around 30 per cent recently largely due to voter anger over the government’s mishandling of pension records.

Abe and his administration’s lives might be lots easier if they would not keep making stupid remarks which they then have to retract … like also on the so called comfort women in World War II … or would not be corrupt which leads to ministers’ suicides

Update: minister Kyuma resigns: here. And here.

See also here.

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