About sentiment in Japan about the atomic bombs.
Here are 3 surveys to show such high of victimhood isn't really the case. All were taken around the time Obama visited Hiroshima in 2016.
The first one was conducted by Asahi (Left-wing).
"How do you feel about the dropping of the Atomic Bomb"
31% Inhumane and cannot be forgiven
33% Inhumane but not deeply rooted in it
22% For the US, it was necessary course of action
8% It was war so was natural
Out of the 31% that said "Inhumane and cannot be forgiven", 89% appreciated Obama's visit.
To so say sounds like it overlooks the history that happend.
Maybe because it would produce a sort of questioning not desiable? What if Japan had won? What if the US did not but an oil embargo on Japan or what if the US decided to allow FDR to meet Konoye so as to negotiate about the oil embargo? What if Chiang Kai-shek had not been back stapped in the Xi'an incident meaning no "second united front" thus likely no Second Sino-Japanese War? These are the possible questions if encouraged to introspect.
Is the "introspection" you seek only satisfied if its an "apologize like the Germans" conclusion?
Still not seeing the answer to question posted.
Not seeing any effort to encourage introspection and reflection on Japanese Showa history in classes.
Domei said:But now the war has lasted for nearly four years. Despite the best that has been done by everyone--the gallant fighting of our military and naval forces, the diligence and assiduity of out servants of the State and the devoted service of our 100,000,000 people--the war situation has developed not necessarily to Japan's advantage, while the general trends of the world have all turned against her interest.
-Emperor Shōwa, Jewel Voice Broadcast, Transmitted by Domei on 15th August 1945