The Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations plans to organize an international meeting aimed at scrapping nuclear arms to mark the 60th anniversary in 2005 of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.

The meeting is to be called “No more Hiroshimas and Nagasakis,” the group, known as Hidankyo, said. Participants will discuss ways to eliminate nuclear weapons and re-examine the damage caused by the two atomic bombs the U.S. dropped at the end of World War II.

Hidankyo said it plans to call on numerous foreign peace organizations to take part. The meeting is expected to be held in July or August 2005 in Hiroshima, Nagasaki or Tokyo, and will probably run for about three days.

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