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NAGASAKI (Kyodo) The city of Nagasaki has named Yumi Tanaka, an organizer of the New York Peace Film Festival, as the first “Nagasaki Peace Correspondent” — someone who contributes to eliminating nuclear weapons and speaks overseas for the people of Nagasaki.

“I want to convey Nagasaki’s voice from New York,” Tanaka, 42, a native of Yokohama who now lives in New York City, said after receiving the certificate from Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue at the Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

Tanaka’s film festival presents movies that advance global peace.

“She’s the right person to receive the first certificate,” the mayor said. “She can pass various messages to the United States.”

The city’s goal is to issue the certificate to those who live or stay overseas for a lengthy period and work to convey Nagasaki’s wish for peace to the world.

Nagasaki will provide the recipients with education materials, including photo panels of the radiation-exposed city.

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