Overseas hibakusha would no longer need to visit Japan for relief

OANA (The Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies): “TOKYO, March 12 Kyodo – Japan will eliminate next month the requirements for atomic bomb sufferers living abroad to visit Japan to file for official designation as sufferers of diseases linked to the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, officials said Friday. At Friday’s Cabinet meeting, the government of Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama adopted a revised ordinance that would allow applicants living abroad to file for designation at Japanese diplomatic …”

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