"We Japanese were also victims of Japanese Imperialism."
-Akira Kurosawa from an interview taken after the screening of Rhapsody in August at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival
as an American citizen, i think the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are unjustifiable war crimes.
as a man of Indonesian descent, whose great-grandparents suffered at the hands of the Japanese, i still think the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are unjustifiable war crimes.
as a human being, i think war just fucking sucks, especially when thousands of innocents can die in the blink of an eye.
i'm not going to dissect the morality of a Japanese film playing the victim, because they're not playing anything: they were victims. everyone was.