Hibakusha Seeks Cooperation between Nuclear Haves, Have-Nots

Society

New York, Oct. 10 (Jiji Press)--Japanese hibakusha atomic bomb survivor Toshiki Fujimori called for cooperation between nuclear haves and have-nots to abolish nuclear weapons at a meeting in the U.N. headquarters in New York on Thursday.

Fujimori, 75, assistant secretary-general at the Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations, or Nihon Hidankyo, urged both sides to join forces to realize a peaceful world so that humans will not go extinct.

Fujimori was exposed to radiation from an atomic bomb that the United Stated dropped on the western Japan city of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, while riding piggyback on his mother's back on their way to hospital. He was blown away to a bank.

After the atomic bombing, six of his 12 family members died, Fujimori said.

Three days after the blast, another U.S. atomic bomb devastated the southwestern Japan city of Nagasaki.

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