Japan: Defending Kyuma

DeOrio at Trans-Pacific Radio has posted a detailed essay defending former Defense Minister Kyuma Fumio's infamous remarks regarding the U.S. A-bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of WW2. DeOrio writes that Kyuma's “departure from the Defense Ministry and replacement by Yuriko Koike can only be a benefit to the Ministry and to Japan. Nevertheless, he deserved to be hoisted on his own petard, not pushed out by lame sound bite politics.”

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