• Kyodo


Chikara Sakaguchi, minister of health, labor and welfare, pledged Friday to review a Japanese law following a demand by Korean survivors of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that the Japanese government grant them medical allowances.

“Undoubtedly, the measures taken so far have not been sufficient. But better late than never, we hope to review it,” Sakaguchi was quoted by Japanese officials as telling Kim Won Gil, South Korean health and welfare minister, in Seoul.

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