posted on May, 18 2014 @ 03:54 AM
originally posted by: starwarsisreal
a reply to: lostbook
with the North Koreans starting another nuclear testing in the near future and China making noises, I'm pretty sure Japan needs some extra safeguards
just in case
Japan has an unusual situation regarding nuclear weapons, their use, development and and the possibility of developing their own nuclear weapons.
Firstly and most obviously they are the only country to feel the damage done by these weapons, twice. For a very long time now they have pretty much
refused to arm them selves with nukes, instead allowing the USA to position American nukes in the area using Japanese territory.
But that didn't stop the Japanese developing the capability to build these weapons them selves, so far as I know they have all the technical things
worked out, they have the materials to build many bombs, if they decided to they would have the bomb in a year, and not the rudimentary things the
north Koreans are playing with, nope these would modern generation nukes on a par with the leaders in the field.
The Japanese have been understandably culturally wary of such things, and really that in it's self speaks volumes about national character, but the
tide of opinion may have been turning, the nuclear weapons program is all there, almost in it's entirety. One go word from the government, one push
from the people, and the world will see something impressive from the Japanese - not simply another nuclear capable nation, but one that would
overcome all technical hurdles related to the development of such things and skip straight to the modern generation of thermal nuclear bombs on state
of the art delivery platforms with all the trimmings.
North Korea go home, in the time it takes for one harvest to come to season Japan can go from having no weapons of their own to a full compliment of
working and usable weapons... They just don't want to... Yet
edit on 18/5/2014 by Now_Then because: a word