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Exhibit draws attention to cancer victims in Iraq via The Japan Times Online

An exhibition of about 50 photos and drawings by and of young cancer patients in Iraq and people in Fukushima Prefecture affected by the nuclear disaster opened Wednesday at a restaurant in Tokyo, hosted by the Japanese nongovernmental group active in both areas.

The exhibit, which includes pictures of children taken by volunteers in Fukushima and a drawing of red flowers by an Iraqi girl who recovered from leukemia through support from Japan, is being held in the gallery of restaurant Daitokai Honkan in the Takadanobaba district of Shinjuku Ward through Feb. 15, organizer JIM-NET said.

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  1. norma field says

    This article introduces a good event but gives no indication of why there are children with cancer in Iraq who feel some connection to children in Fukushima. Is it that the reporter thought everybody would know? Or was it that the reporter didn’t know? Or the editor cut it out, thinking it was nonessential–perhaps because the editor didn’t know about depleted uranium?

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