WAR ON THE ROCKS
On September 4, APLN member Dr. Masakatsu Ota reviews Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s statement delivered on August 6. He also examines the development of the Nuclear Policy during Abe-Trump administration. He further deals with its future direction with possible change in leadership of the United States. Read more.
“Abe and his security policy elites must have expected strong backlash from Japan’s antinuclear public on their decision not to participate in the treaty negotiations. Nevertheless, they made an unambiguous judgment that the bilateral security relationship with the United States, the sole guarantor of the nuclear umbrella for Japan, should be prioritized over participation in the treaty.”
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