Director of Double A-Bomb Survivor Movie Gets Letter from Obama (News)


Nagasaki, Dec. 9 (Jiji Press)—A filmmaker who created a documentary about a man who survived both US atomic bomb strikes on Japan said Friday he has received a thank-you letter from President Barack Obama after sending him the movie.

Movie director Inazuka Hidetaka, 66, and Yamasaki Toshiko, at 68 the eldest daughter of the late double bombing survivor Yamaguchi Tsutomu, held a press conference to show Obama's letter in Nagasaki, southwestern Japan.

Nagasaki and Hiroshima are the two cities devastated by the US bombings in the closing days of World War II.

Inazuka sent a DVD of the movie and a letter to Obama after he came to know of Obama's plan to visit Hiroshima in May.

The president's reply arrived on November 27, he said.

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