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Nearly 70 years have passed since the United States conducted what was then the largest-ever nuclear weapons test, on Bikini Atoll in the Pacific. The test exposed a Japanese fishing boat to radioactive fallout, making it a landmark moment for the anti-nuclear movement in Japan.

On March 1, 1954, the U.S. dropped the hydrogen bomb Castle Bravo on the atoll, which belongs to the Marshall Islands. As a result, the fishing boat operating nearby ー the Daigo Fukuryu Maru with 23 crew members aboard — was covered in radioactive fallout. Many on board subsequently suffered cancer and other illnesses.

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