Praised Hollywood director Oliver Stone visited Tuesday Okinawa Prefecture, where an American marine helicopter crashed in 2004. Stone, known for “Platoon” and other films about the Vietnam War, went to OkinawaInternationalUniversity where a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter crashed in August 2004, leaving three crew members injured, and saw photos and newspapers about the incident. He also viewed the Marines’ Futenma Air Station located in the crowded city of Ginowan, Kyodo reports.
Earlier this month, Oliver Stone talked about the victims at Fukushima and Nagasaki and said that the victims of the two disasters were hoping for the elimination of nuclear weapons in the world. Stone gave a lecture in Tokyo after visiting the All Japan newsese cities for the 68th anniversary of the US atomic bombings. The artist said he met with survivors in each of the affected cities and was surprised to find out that it was impossible for them to get treatment after the bombings. Also, the artist added that the survivors are still hoping for the abolition of nuclear arms during their lifetime, according to the media.
Stone won the 1986 Academy Award for best picture for “Platoon”. The movie is about American soldiers in the Vietnam War. Last year, he produced a TV documentary series, “The Untold History of the United States” in which he questions the use of the atomic bombs.
Also, the artist attended the ceremony that commemorated 68 years since the disaster at Hiroshima, in the All Japan newsese city.