• Kyodo


A former Australian prisoner of war, who survived the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki will apply for a special hibakusha health-care certificate so he can receive medical allowances from Japan, a group supporting overseas A-bomb survivors said Wednesday.

Allan Chick, 93, who lives in the state of Victoria, is believed to be the last living A-bomb survivor among former Aussie POWs, according to Nobuto Hirano, 66, who coleads the support group. He will seek the certificate through the Japanese Consulate General in Melbourne.

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