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The city of Nagasaki began work Monday to add 1,139 names to its list of victims of the U.S atomic bombing on Aug. 9, 1945.

The newly confirmed or reported victims since last Aug. 1 through March 31 will be added to the 140,144 names already inscribed in 141 volumes.

The books, to increase in number with the fresh additions, will be dedicated to Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for Atomic Bomb Victims at an annual Aug. 9 memorial service.

Masahiro Tanigawa, a 69-year-old former city employee who survived the bombing, and calligrapher Takako Morita, 59, who was born to a survivor, set down the new names and the dates of their deaths with writing brushes at the city office.

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