Notes, Feb. 13, 1995

HIROSHIMA: A History Lesson Aware of lingering bitterness over their nation's role in World War II, Japanese are disappointed but not surprised that U.S. veterans' groups have forced the downscaling of a controversial exhibition commemorating the end of the conflict. After months of heated debate, officials of Washington's Smithsonian Institution last week withdrew plans to display artifacts and photos of the devastation caused by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Instead visitors will see the fuselage of the Enola Gay, the B-29 Superfortress plane that flew the Hiroshima mission, and a videotape of its crew. While Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama...

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