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Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will attend a U.N. conference on nuclear nonproliferation to be held in New York in August, the government said Tuesday.

Kishida would be the first Japanese prime minister to attend a review conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. He is expected to deliver a speech as early as Aug. 1, when the conference begins, according to a government source.

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