10 Aug 2020

Japan holds no hatred to US after atomic bombs - diplomat

From Morning Report, 8:52 am on 10 August 2020

A Japanese diplomat in New Zealand says his country harbours no hatred at all towards the United States over atomic bombs dropped 75 years ago.

The bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagaskai on 6 August and 9 August and killed an estimated 140,000 of Hiroshima's 350,000 population and at least 74,000 people in Nagasaki.

David Tsunakake is consul at the Japanese Embassy in Christchurch and is from Hiroshima.

He spoke at a gathering at the World Peace Bell in Christchurch last week to commemorate the anniversary.

He speaks to Corin Dann.