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After being denied requests to meet with U.S. Embassy officials in Tokyo, members of 50 Nagasaki-based antinuclear citizens’ groups protested outside the embassy gates Sept. 29 over the U.S. subcritical nuclear test conducted earlier this month.

Toshiyuki Hayama, a survivor of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, and 15 citizens representing various Nagasaki-based peace organizations carried banners and voiced their criticism against the nuclear tests, by saying, “The U.S. destructed the spirit of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, although it led the way in concluding the treaty.” No nuclear tests must be permitted, no matter what form they are in, the group said.

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