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ICAN Leader Fihn Lays Flowers at Nagasaki Peace Park

ICAN Leader Fihn Lays Flowers at Nagasaki Peace Park

   Nagasaki, Jan. 13 (Jiji Press)--Beatrice Fihn, leader of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, or ICAN, on Saturday laid flowers at the ground zero monument in Nagasaki Peace Park in the southwestern city of Nagasaki.
   Afterward, the executive director of the international coalition of nongovernmental organizations, the winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, visited the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum.
   The United States dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki on Aug. 9, 1945, three days after its first atomic bomb attack, made on Hiroshima, western Japan.
   The visit to the museum made her realize afresh the need for ICAN to work to abolish nuclear weapons, Fihn, 35, who is visiting Nagasaki from Friday, told reporters.
   Fihn said she was particularly moved by pictures capturing people hit by the blast.

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