Do Hiroshima Survivors and their Descendants Want Obama to Apologize?

President Obama will be the first U.S. President to visit Hiroshima, Japan on Friday. He’s expected to push for a nuclear-free world while touring the city’s Peace Memorial, but the White House has made it clear that the President will not apologize for the atomic bombing of the city on Aug. 6, 1945. The bomb killed 140,000 people, and scores more suffered from the aftereffects of it. The Japanese government seems to be okay with Obama’s decision not to apologize for the actions of the United States more than 70 years ago, but how do the Japanese people and the Hiroshima survivors and their descendants feel?