People who were exposed to the rain in Nagasaki City and Nagasaki Prefecture as well as Hiroshima were also survivors, saying that the so-called "black rain" containing radioactive substances had fallen in Nagasaki immediately after the atomic bomb was dropped, as evidenced by the analysis of the testimony of the residents. I requested the country to certify.

In April, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare established a new standard for recognizing A-bomb survivors when it is undeniable that even people outside the "A-bombed area" may have been exposed to black rain due to the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. rice field.

On the other hand, regarding Nagasaki, people who were outside the bombed area are still not certified because there is no objective data showing that it rained immediately after the atomic bomb was dropped.

Mayor Tagami of Nagasaki City met with the Deputy Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Sato on the 5th with the prefecture's executives and requested that the same certification criteria as Hiroshima be established.

When the testimony obtained from about 7,000 residents outside the A-bombed area in 1999 was analyzed at an expert meeting made up of university professors and lawyers, it was found that black rain fell even in an area several kilometers away from the A-bombed area. Is statistically supported.

Mayor Tagami said at a press conference, "Nagasaki and Hiroshima are now separated. People outside the A-bombed area are aging and time is limited, so I want the country to respond as soon as possible." I was talking.