Japanese and American experts are exploring ways to put the data archives of a study on A-bomb survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki online.

While there are privacy concerns to overcome, providing digital access to the archives is expected to deepen public understanding of the history of the U.S. radiation impact study by allowing researchers and others in Japan and elsewhere to examine the documents without having to travel to the United States.

The U.S. decision to use the atomic bombs still resonates today. Taous Feroukhi, who will chair the upcoming review conference on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, visited Hiroshima on Friday and met with hibakusha. She also visited Nagasaki on Saturday.