• Kyodo


The Nagoya High Court ruled Wednesday that two women who were exposed to the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki should be recognized as sufferers of radiation diseases, overturning a lower court decision that had ruled otherwise.

The high court said the siblings — Hatsue Yamada, 85, and Tsutae Takai, 82 — both required medical treatment when they sought state recognition, years after one of them had undergone cancer surgery and the other was diagnosed with a thyroid gland disorder.

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