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Atomic bomb survivors may file several lawsuits nationwide demanding that the government recognize their bomb-related illnesses and pay them special medical allowances, according to sources familiar with the case.

The Japan Confederation of A- and H-bomb Sufferers Organizations (Hidankyo) wants the survivors to file class-action suits in Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagasaki and other locations in the spring. The prospective plaintiffs are demanding the government nullify its earlier dismissal of their applications to be recognized as victims of illnesses related to the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.

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