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Nagasaki marked the 74th anniversary Friday of the atomic bombing of the city, with Mayor Tomihisa Taue using the memorial ceremony to call on the government to immediately sign a U.N. treaty banning nuclear weapons.

“As the only country in the world to have experienced the devastation caused by nuclear weapons, Japan must sign and ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons as soon as possible,” Taue said in the annual declaration.

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