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By Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press

US World War II veterans who firebombed Japan meet survivor, say ground damage awful

TOKYO Five American veterans who took part in the firebombing of Japan during World War II saw photos of levelled homes and stacks of charred bodies Wednesday at a museum dedicated to the victims, and said the outcome on the ground of their missions was awful.

Former worker at destroyed Japan nuke plant confirmed to have cancer from radiation exposure

TOKYO A man in his 40s who worked at the Fukushima nuclear plant after the 2011 disaster is the first person confirmed to have developed cancer from radiation exposure, Japan confirmed Tuesday.

The Health and Labor Ministry said the man, who wasn’t identified further, has received government approval for compensation for the radiation-induced illness.