• Kyodo


Health minister Chikara Sakaguchi called Friday on South Korean and other survivors’ groups for help in implementing the government’s plan to assist A-bomb survivors who live overseas.

“We cannot proceed unless we find out how many survivors live in each country,” Sakaguchi said following a ceremony marking the 57th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki. “This assistance program is just the beginning. I’d like to call on you to support it.”

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