That is true. As an aside, the ancient capital of Japan was Kyoto, at the time a city of around one million people. Some people, Stanton being one, were able to convince FDR and the military powers that be, that Kyoto should be spared. It was the cultural and artistic center of Japan (some 1,000 shrines and temples) and no military facilities to speak of. It is one of the great and beautiful cities of the world. It was spared.
However, because it was big, surrounded by mountains, and untouched by any bombing at all, at one time it was being considered for the first A-bomb. Fortunately, it was eliminated as a target.
It is especially lucky for me, because my wife lived there and was still in school during the war. Because of the physical setup and the type of houses, it is doubtful whether much of anybody would have survived.
I was fortunate enough to live there for two years during the Korean War, and even though things were tough only four years after WWII, it was a wonderful place in which to live.
My wife remembers huge flights of B-29s flying over to bomb Osaka, about 20 miles away. She was indeed, lucky.