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.
-- 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.