Name: Japan Seems to Have Won World War II (part I)

Date:  1985 - 1995

Location:  North America


MediumPublic art

Artist: United States Postal Service

Confronting Bodies: Government of the Empire of Japan

Date of Action: late 1994

Specific Location: Washington D.C

Description of Artwork:  32 cent United States postage stamp, with illustration of atomic bomb explosion, and caption "Decision to drop atomic bomb saves GI lives"

Description of Incident:  Government of the Empire of Japan protested, alleging that the A-bomb dropping at Hiroshima and Nagasaki were not normal acts of war but racially motivated genocide - an obvious crock, since the victorious Allies did not exterminate the vanquished Japanese.

Results of Incident:  The United States Government and the United States Postal Service kow-towed to the Japanese and withdrew the planned stamp.

Source: Multiple newspaper accounts. James P. Vichench (NY, NY)

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