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Posted By: StormCnter, 8/2/2020 8:13:12 AM

FOR SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD Takeoka Chisako, August 6th, 1945 was supposed to be a day off. She had planned to meet two girlfriends at 8:15 that morning, at a train station on the west side of Hiroshima. She was running late, and as she stepped outside her house she lifted a pocket mirror to her face. Then she saw a flash and heard a bang. When she regained consciousness she found herself lying in a potato field 30 metres away, a mushroom cloud rising in the sky. People with charred skin

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I was four years old on August 2, 1945, but I grew up knowing what happened on that day. the names of the men on the Enola Gay, VJ Day, VE Day, Pearl Harbor Day. I don't think kids learn or care about any of that today.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: StormCnter 8/2/2020 8:15:56 AM (No. 497316)
August 6, not August 2.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Northcross 8/2/2020 8:33:29 AM (No. 497335)
Hey Economist, December 7, 1941 is the day that will live in infamy, not August 6, 1945. The first date started the Pacific War; the last date effectively ended the war, saving perhaps hundreds of thousands of lives.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Venturer 8/2/2020 8:41:05 AM (No. 497347)
Mess with the bull you get the horn.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 8/2/2020 9:02:28 AM (No. 497377)
Oh it must be early August, the season for "Evil America Wins War that Japan Started" stories. That stuff must have an effect, though---it's been the last time the US tried to win one.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 8/2/2020 9:02:37 AM (No. 497378)
Until recently, the Japanese presented themselves only as victims of American aggression, conveniently ignoring Pearl Harbor, the Bataan Death March, the Rape of Nanking, the vivisection of captured American pilots, and the countless other barbarities they committed.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Turninggrey 8/2/2020 9:14:23 AM (No. 497396)
Possibly 17 year old Takeoka Chisako could have been peacefully protesting her governments monstrous Bushido culture which condoned slavery, rape, murder.....not just single acts, but all melded together. No? Because her government would have at best killed her? I see. Little Takeoka Chisako was a victim, but not of America. She got toasted because her government was the psycho killer of nations and it had to be stopped. Little Takeoka Chisako should be thanking the US for making her country a place she and her children could be free in, and stopping the psycho killer. She should then thank the US for its leniency and mercy in it's occupation and then turning the power back to the people of Japan. The Economist writers need to go get their teeth fixed.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: sternben 8/2/2020 9:59:01 AM (No. 497458)
If you want to read the whole article you have to sign up and expose yourself to Economist left wing propaganda.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: udanja99 8/2/2020 9:59:14 AM (No. 497459)
Perhaps Chisako and the Economist staff could start by apologizing to the men of the USS Arizona before they rant about their victimhood.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: 100percentTexan 8/2/2020 10:05:04 AM (No. 497466)
The Nanking Massacre was an episode of mass murder and mass rape committed by Japanese troops against the residents of Nanjing, then the capital of the Republic of China, during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The massacre is also known as the Rape of Nanking or, using Pinyin romanization, the Nanjing Massacre or Rape of Nanjing.Wikipedia occurred in december 1937.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: red1066 8/2/2020 10:06:50 AM (No. 497468)
People have been writing stories like this for decades. Poor little Japanese girls. Go to the aircraft museum near Dulles airport outside of D.C. and look at the Enola Gay. It's the only aircraft in this huge building with hundreds of planes on display including a space shuttle, that has glass between it and the plane. The walkway one takes to view the Enola Gay is open until one approaches the Enola Gay. Then a wall of plexiglass begins and runs along the walkway till your well past the plane. One can pretty much speculate why such a barrier is in place only in front of this one plane.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Sandpiper 8/2/2020 10:43:48 AM (No. 497524)
My mother-in-law’s uncle was captured at the beginning and held in a prisoner of war camp during WWII. He survived, but forever after hated, HATED all Japanese people. He stayed that way until he died. He never talked about his experiences. I can’t even imagine what he went through.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: StormCnter 8/2/2020 10:45:50 AM (No. 497531)
#7, I'm not sure what you got that prevented the complete article. It seems to be available. However, here is a different url you can use to get it: https://outline.com/VGcAmD
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 8/2/2020 11:09:08 AM (No. 497556)
Tough sh!t, Japs. That's what you get when you mess with Uncle Sam. Sorry, not sorry.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: FunOne 8/2/2020 11:45:07 AM (No. 497603)
When you think about it, the American demand that the war must end with the "unconditional surrender" of our foe appears to no longer apply. Now, it has been replaced with "exit strategy". We are a society tainted by giving our participation trophies, as to encourage winning is now a bad thing.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: dirtyjersey 8/2/2020 11:54:21 AM (No. 497608)
To the author: I blame emperor Hirohito, too. That is what you meant in writing this article, right?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: bamboozle 8/2/2020 12:17:10 PM (No. 497651)
Some years ago, we visited the USAF museum at Dayton and saw the Bock's Car which was the plane that dropped the bomb on Nagasaki. We were surprised at the number of Japanese tourists who were clustered around the aircraft taking pictures. More of them that day than American tourists.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: NYbob 8/2/2020 1:02:37 PM (No. 497692)
#6 nails it.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Are You Serious 8/2/2020 1:32:43 PM (No. 497727)
I simply do not care about what happened to the imperialistic Japanese people. Funny how the word "imperialism" never gets into leftist vocabulary when talking about Japan.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Calico Al 8/2/2020 1:35:44 PM (No. 497734)
Their emperor should have heeded this leaflet dropped on Japan after the first bomb was dropped.----- " America asks that you take immediate heed of what we say on this leaflet. We are in possession of the most destructive explosive ever devised by man. A single one of our newly developed atomic bombs is actually the equivalent in explosive power to what 2000 of our giant B-29s can carry on a single mission. This awful fact is one for you to ponder and we solemnly assure you it is grimly accurate."--- I was 14 when when this happened and remember that the US was warning the people over there more was yet to come unless Japan surrender. We have just begun to use this weapon against your homeland. If you still have any doubt, make inquiry as to what happened to Hiroshima when just one atomic bomb fell on that city. Before using this bomb to destroy every resource of the military by which they are prolonging this useless war, we ask that you now petition the Emperor to end the war. Our president has outlined for you the thirteen consequences of an honorable surrender. We urge that you accept these consequences and begin the work of building a new, better and peace-loving Japan. You should take steps now to cease military resistance. Otherwise, we shall resolutely employ this bomb and all our other superior weapons to promptly and forcefully end the war.
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