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Suga abandons appeal of ‘black rain’ hibakusha lawsuit via Asahi Shimbun

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga broke with the consensus among ministry officials when he decided on July 26 to immediately grant relief to all 84 plaintiffs involved in a lawsuit regarding recognition as atomic bomb survivors. The plaintiffs sought to be recognized … Continue reading

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Japan PM Suga says gov’t won’t appeal Hiroshima ‘black rain’ ruling via The Mainichi

TOKYO — The Japanese government will not appeal a Hiroshima High Court ruling that recognized the health damage people suffered from “black rain” that fell following the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga told reporters on July … Continue reading

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High court rules 84 A-bomb ‘black rain’ victims eligible for aid via The Mainichi

HIROSHIMA (Kyodo) — A Japanese high court ruled Wednesday that 84 people in Hiroshima Prefecture are eligible to receive state health care benefits even though they were exposed to radioactive “black rain” following the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing outside an … Continue reading

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How Far Did the Black Rain Fall? Meteorologist Masuda Yoshinobu’s Promise via “Black Rain” Video Production Team

Japanese meteorologist Masuda Yoshinobu spent 30 years investigating the extent of the radioactive black rainfall in and around Hiroshima City after the US military dropped an atomic bomb there on August 6, 1945. The Japanese government has not acknowledged the … Continue reading

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Japan to fight ruling recognizing Hiroshima ‘black rain’ victims via The Japan Times

BY ERIC JOHNSTON OSAKA – The central government and Hiroshima local governments appealed Wednesday a landmark ruling last month by the Hiroshima District Court that had recognized more victims of radioactive “black rain,” caused by fallout from the atomic bombing of the … Continue reading

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Japan recognises dozens more survivors of Hiroshima in landmark ruling via The Guardian

A court in Japan has for the first time recognised dozens of people who were exposed to radioactive “black rain” as survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, even though they lived outside the area hit hardest by the attack in August … Continue reading

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Hiroshima Court Recognizes Atomic Bomb ‘Black Rain’ Victims via The New York Times

By The Associated Press July 29, 2020 TOKYO — A Japanese court on Wednesday for the first time recognized people exposed to radioactive “black rain” that fell after the 1945 U.S. atomic attack on Hiroshima as atomic bomb survivors, ordering the … Continue reading

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Hibakusha: Hiroshima ‘black rain’ victim follows predecessor in seeking recognition via The Mainichi

HIROSHIMA — Some victims of radioactive “black rain” that fell on Hiroshima and surrounding areas in the immediate aftermath of the U.S. atomic bombing of the city in 1945 are still fighting for the right to receive free health care … Continue reading

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Sharp drop in number of Hiroshima ‘black rain’ support program users via The Mainichi

OSAKA — The number of people who use the central government’s counseling and support services for those who claim to have been exposed to radioactive “black rain” that fell on Hiroshima and surrounding areas in the immediate aftermath of the … Continue reading

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Cancer, nuclear bombs and dirty tricks via The Ecologist

Following a campaign of dirty tricks a decisive case in Britain’s nuclear test veterans fight for justice will reach the High Court in June 2014, writes Chris Busby. The case will also put on trial the dominant risk model for … Continue reading

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