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Gist of PM Suga's speech in Hiroshima on 76th A-bomb anniversary

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga delivers a speech at a ceremony marking the 76th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, on Aug. 6, 2021. (Mainichi/Kenji Ikai)

HIROSHIMA (Kyodo) -- The following is the gist of Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's speech at a ceremony in Hiroshima on Friday to mark the 76th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of the city.

    Suga says:

    -- Japan to serve as a bridge between countries with varying opinions on how to proceed with nuclear disarmament.

    -- Japan to contribute to making the next Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference fruitful by finding common ground between countries.

    -- the government to work together with atomic bomb survivors and proponents of nuclear disarmament to convey the reality of radiation exposure from the atomic bombings.

    -- the government to continue promoting comprehensive relief measures for atomic bomb survivors.

    -- the government to consider ways to help others in a similar situation as people exposed to so-called radioactive black rain.

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