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An international drive to support the nomination of Saburo Ienaga, a Japanese history professor and antiwar activist, for the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize has begun in Hong Kong, with 15 legislators and professors signing up to be his nominators.

Campaigners and supporters say Ienaga deserves the honor for his lifelong contribution to peace though his work to ensure Japan’s wartime record is fully known.

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