I read a statement made by Japan’s defense minister, Fumio Kyuma, that he felt the use of the atomic bombs was necessary to end World War II (7/1, A-15, “Japan’s defense chief criticized by atomic bomb victims”). Now I see that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is demanding an apology from Kyuma. Has the truth gone so far off course that you must apologize for speaking the truth? Only in Japan, I pray!
Kansas City, Kan.
Editor’s note: The Star reported Tuesday that Kyuma has now resigned.