PressTV-US dropped 7,000 tons of bombs on Japan: Study

The United States launched massive attacks on mainland Japan after seizing the island of Okinawa toward the end of World War II, dropping around 7,000 tons of bombs, a new analysis of US documents show.

More than 65 locations in 13 prefectures in southwestern and western Japan were targeted by US forces from Okinawa in 1945, according to an analysis of more than 10,000 pages of declassified US military documents conducted by Kanto Gakuin University professor Hirofumi Hayashi, who specializes in contemporary history.

According to the documents, which were found at the US National Archives, 7,000 tons of bombs were dropped on the Japanese mainland by US forces in the last three months of the war.

The Japan Times revealed the findings in a report published on Monday.

The documents show that US troops landed on a small group of islands west of Okinawa’s main island in March 1945, starting a fierce three-month ground battle.

On May 13, US…

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