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Survivor fears Japan on path to war

By Reuters in Tokyo | China Daily | Updated: 2015-03-10 07:56

Author, 82, worries that reluctance to discuss painful issues may mean repeating past mistakes

Katsumoto Saotome was 12 the night he ran for his life through a sea of flames, jumping over smoldering railroad ties along a train track as US B-29 bombers rained incendiary bombs down around him.

The US bombing after midnight on March 10, 1945, destroyed a wide swath of northeastern Tokyo, packed with small factories and houses made of wood and paper.

Survivor fears Japan on path to war

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