Censored Japan A-bomb stories published

June 19th, 2005  
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Topic: Censored Japan A-bomb stories published

Banned reports detail Nagasaki's 'disease X'

Sunday, June 19, 2005; Posted: 9:21 a.m. EDT (13:21 GMT)

TOKYO, Japan (AP) -- Censored stories written by an American journalist who sneaked into Japan soon after Nagasaki was leveled by a U.S. atomic bomb have surfaced six decades later.

They offer an unflinching account about the "wasteland of war" and its radiation-sickened inhabitants.

The national Mainichi newspaper this month began serializing George Weller's stories and photographs from Nagasaki, about 614 miles southwest of Tokyo, for the first time since they were rejected by U.S. military censors and lost 60 years ago...