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EDITORIAL: Without national debate, radical nuclear policy shift intolerable via Asahi Shimbun

[…] The Kishida administration spent only four months on this policy initiative without making any serious effort to win broad public support. The attempt to chip away at important policy principles comes on the heels of its recent decision to drastically … Continue reading

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Japan’s Nuclear Weapons Conundrum via The Diplomat

ince 1967, when then-Japanese Prime Minister Eisaku Sato introduced the “three non-nuclear principles,” Japan has existed in a state of contradiction when it comes to the question of nuclear weapons’ place in the world: while Japanese leaders call for the … Continue reading

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G-7 foreign ministers to visit A-bomb memorial park together via Nikkei Asian Review

HIROSHIMA (Kyodo) — Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized countries will visit the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima together on April 11 on the occasion of a ministerial meeting there, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Saturday. Kishida, U.S. … Continue reading

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Foreign minister under fire in Nagasaki for comment on nuclear weapons via The Asahi Shimbun

NAGASAKI–Atomic bomb survivors here blasted Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida for his remark that seemed to condone the use of nuclear weapons in certain situations. “Some nuclear powers have broadly defined the potential use of their nuclear arms,” Kishida said during … Continue reading

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