I really like the worldview of "Why won't they apologize, maybe they'll apologize if we nuke their citizens again!?"
When will you apologize for nuking citizens?
Oh says the american, but that was a necessity... many more people would have died if we weren't as brutal as possible to counter the brutality of the Japanese.
What makes your self-justifying realpolitik more right than that of the japanese?
I don't think you can really claim a moral high ground.
I'll go one step further. I think the difference between how germany and japan have dealt with this, shows that japan's method is far better for future success, looking at the severity of the social problems in germany. I know the OP admitted that Germany's way is going too far, but can you really stop the path to becoming Germany once you open the door to that? I'm not too certain one can. Maybe the propaganda and lies by the Japanese government in minimizing their crimes are comparable to what the United States government does in regards to theirs, particularly exemplary in the 2013 repeal of ban on government propaganda against its own people over news networks.
At the end of the movie Memento a point is made about how we all lie to ourselves and distort our history to suit ourselves and help ourselves and certainly in politics nothing is more true and effective.
Shit, for someone who puts the value of truth above almost everything, I've made a pretty compelling argument for deceit and lies in this post. You've caused me to think about some dark shit @Poiseon
Personally ... I prefer the truth, no matter how ugly it is, or whom it hurts.
In the Assange thread, some people are calling him a piece of shit...for what?
He let the truth out of the bag that their political party was full of shiesters?
Facts/ truth are irrelevant with regards to which side is preferred, but at least at that point you know what you are working with.