There were other several items that I shouldn't have overlooked in the archives. The set of 1000 paper cranes in the following picture would have been sent to the Ehime Maru Memorial (link) from high school students in Ehime Prefecture. The staff members of the archives wouldn't give any thought to the hopes and prayers of the students with which the paper cranes were imbued. I just supposed that they didn't know where to keep them and hung them there along with another set of 1000 paper cranes carelessly and without a suitable description.
The home port of Ehime Maru is Uwajima City, where I had lived in my childhood. This rural small city was bombed 8 times in total during the Great East Asian War. The first one was done on May 10th in 1945, and the indiscriminate bombing killed 115 citizens and left 81 injured at that time. The city had no military facilities and the departed and injured were all non-armed and ordinary people. This case was only one example of war crimes. If you count the cases of war crimes committed by the U.S., the number would become more than a thousand. Then, in the case of Japan? Can you point out even a single case with reliable evidence? I'm writing another story about humanity in the following entry about the battleship Missouri.
I heard an address through the audio guidance, which was given by George Bush on December 7th in 1991 - the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor - in the gathering of the people and veterans who survived the Japanese attack. That was an unacceptable opinion to me. I wasn't able to listen to his address clearly because of the overlapped Japanese narration, but it was as follows; The U.S. beat Japan and helped it throw totalitarianism away and become a democratic country. It's none of his business. There was no period of totalitarianism in the 2600 years of Japan's history. I don't want the country of at most 200 hundred years old to say such a silly comment. He should learn the history of his own country. To tell the truth, I have doubts about their nation founding year of 1776. I'll write about that some day. As for George Bush, I recalled what he had said at the 3.11 terror. He declared war against Iraq, and he shouted that the U.S. would be able to change Iraq into a democratic country, just as they changed Japan for the better half a century ago. His words incurred my wrath. Don't put Japan in the same class with Iraq. The war ended in 1945. Did democracy exist in the U.S. in 1945? Didn't he know that the famous address of Martin Luther King was delivered in 1963. That means, the U.S. hadn't been democratic at least until 1963.