What was keeping the japanese from surrendering in 1945?
Byrnes did not want to publicly offer Japan their main peace condition: retention of their emperor, whom the Japanese believed to be a god. He was worried about the administration's public popularity if Truman allowed Japan to keep their emperor in return for Japan's surrender.
The second nuclear bomb, detonated over the city of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. The Japanese Emperor had vacillated over surrendering after the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, because the military commanders had doubted that the Americans could possibly have another bomb. The second bomb prompted the Emperor to surrender, even against the advice of his military advisers.
The atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan by the United States took place on August 8, 1945. The US believed that the dropping of atomic weaponry on two cities would shock the Japanese into surrendering (it did). The logic was "We'll take a few hundred thousand lives to save millions more". Japan surrendered a little over a month later, on September 15, 1945.
Albert Law has: Played Japanese Sentry in "Rookies in Burma" in 1943. Played Japanese in "Marine Raiders" in 1944. Played Japanese Pilot in "God Is My Co-Pilot" in 1945. Played Japanese Pilot in "First Yank Into Tokyo" in 1945. Played Japanese Sailor in "Secret Agent X-9" in 1945. Performed in "China Sky" in 1945. Played Japanese Guard in "Prison Ship" in 1945. Played Wedding Guest in "Deception" in 1946.
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the Bushido code was a Japanese honour code, where the Japanese would commit suicide instead of surrendering. the did not believe in surrender and were taught to take their own lives as apposed to disobeying their honourable code. the Japanese therefor did not respect POW that surrendered and so treated them terribly, killing most of them.
The United States is the only country that has used the Atomic or Hydrogen bomb in war. The "Enola Gay" (Named for the captain's wife) dropped the first bomb on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. On August 9, 1945, a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. An estimated 1/4 million people were killed by the two blasts. No official warning was given to the Japanese Government prior to the bombings, but there were…