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A-bomb survivors press Obama for disarmament | The Japan Times Online

HIROSHIMA / NAGASAKI — Survivors of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki have called on U.S. President Barack Obama, fresh from his re-election, to do more to eradicate nuclear weapons.

When Obama was running for president four years ago he vowed to devote himself to nuclear disarmament, but hibakusha have expressed frustration that he has not delivered on his pledge.

“I commend him for spurring a trend for ban-the-bomb movements but am disappointed because there has been no real progress,” said 72-year-old Koichi Kawano, chairman of the A-Bomb Survivors Liaison Council of Nagasaki Peace Action Center.

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