On May 28, 2019, marks the end of Donald Trump’s state visit to Japan. His visit makes him the first state guest to meet with Crown Prince Naruhito as Japan’s emperor. His predecessor also visited Japan about the same time in 2016 where Barack Obama became the first president of United States to visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and meet Hibakusha, survivors of America’s atomic bomb attack on their country. For decades, Japan and the United States have built a unique relationship that has spanned almost all kinds of relationships countries can have with each other. The popularity of Barefoot Gen, Volume One: A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima by Keiji Nakazawa in both countries is demonstrative of this relationship. It is volume one of a ten-part series detailing the protagonists life events up to and after the bombing of Hiroshima. It is also one of the most classic manga series read in the English-speaking and Japanese-speaking worlds.

Book Title: Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

Book Author: Mary Roach

ISBN Number: 9780393245448

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