• Kyodo News


A government panel said Monday it will add two diseases in certifying people with illnesses caused by radiation from the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in line with a series of court rulings.

Following the decision, the government plans to compile measures by the Aug. 6 and 9 anniversaries of the U.S. bombings to settle a series of suits by ailing hibakusha seeking certification and the benefits that go with it.

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