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Atomic bomb survivors in Japan on Thursday urged the administration of new U.S. President Joe Biden to join a U.N. treaty banning nuclear weapons that will take effect the following day.

“We earnestly call for (U.S.) participation in the treaty,” said Michiko Kodama, 82, assistant secretary general of the Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations at a Tokyo press conference.

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