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Nigeria doctors denied visas for Hiroshima confab via The Japan Times

NEW YORK — Japan won’t grant visas to most members of a group of Nigerian doctors planning to attend a conference in Hiroshima sponsored by the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, its U.S. affiliate said Wednesday.

The Foreign Ministry said it rejected requests from nine of the 13 Nigerian applicants. Kazuo Inamura, a senior official in the Foreign Nationals’ Affairs Division, said the ministry “does not explain individual reasons for rejection (of visas).”

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