“An apology is long overdue,” Kate Hudson stressed.
On Thursday, a Populus poll conducted in Japan exclusively for Sputnik revealed that some 60 percent of respondents thought Washington should offer an official apology to the victims of the nuclear bombings, while only 11 percent said that an apology was not necessary.
Populus interviewed a random sample of 1,004 adults aged 18-64 in Japan between 29 July — 2 August, 2015. Surveys were conducted across the country and the results were weighted to the profile of all Japanese adults. Populus is a founder member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.
Hudson stressed that hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians were targeted with weapons of mass destruction as ordinary homes, schools, workplaces and hospitals were hit by the nuclear bombs, not military targets.
On August 6, 1945, a US B-29 bomber named Enola Gay dropped a nuclear bomb that killed about 140,000 people in Hiroshima. A second bombing followed three days later, this time on the city of Nagasaki, killing some 70,000 people.