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Gleaning stories from countless hours of recordings made by the survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a former broadcast journalist started an English Web site last month to share their horrifying experiences with the outside world.

“I started interviewing hibakusha some 30 years ago in hopes that more young people would come to think that nuclear weapons are unnecessary and must be abolished,” said Akihiko Ito, 70. “I decided to open an English site because I thought it would be more important to convince more young people overseas that this is so.”

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