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Obama’s visit to Hiroshima is viewed as “a sort of” apology by the people of Japan.

Tago, Atsushi and Inamasu, Kazunori (2016) Obama’s visit to Hiroshima is viewed as “a sort of” apology by the people of Japan. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (25 May 2016). Website.

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Abstract

This week President Obama will visit the Japanese city of Hiroshima, more than 70 years after the city was destroyed by a US nuclear attack at the end of World War II. While the White House has stated that the President will not apologize for the atomic bombing during his visit – and has also made clear that his visit should not be seen as an apology – it is hard not to link the visit to the idea of an apology. Atsushi Tago and Kazunori Inamasu conducted a Japan-wide survey and a survey of Hiroshima residents. They found evidence that while neither the people of Hiroshima nor the Japanese public more generally are looking for an apology from Obama, even without a formal statement of apology, his visit is still seen to be “a sort of apology”.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2016 16:01
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2020 23:13
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/66896

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