posted on Oct, 15 2006 @ 11:00 PM
Japanese politicians are wondering if Japan needs to acquire nuclear weapons now that North Korea has tested a nuclear weapon. Japan has, long ago,
decided it did not want nuclear weapons. In years past, whenever a politician brought the subject up of "Japan should seek nuclear weapons", he was
met with severe criticism. One of Japans political parties are now saying there should be a discussion about whether Japan should posses nuclear
weapons due to the threat of North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.
TOKYO, Oct. 15 -- Japan needs to discuss whether it should possess nuclear weapons in response to North Korea's claimed nuclear test, the ruling
party's policy chief said Sunday.
Shoichi Nakagawa, chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party's policy research council, said he believed Japan would adhere to its policy of not arming
itself with nuclear weapons but added that debate over whether to go nuclear was necessary.
"We need to find a way to prevent Japan from coming under attack," Nakagawa told a television program, referring to what Tokyo should do following
North Korea's reported nuclear test.
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Well, you can't blame Japan for getting nervous about North Korea's recent nuclear test, especially with the threats that have been launched at them
from North Korea.
Japan has abided by its self imposed nuclear weapon ban, but now with this newest threat one of their political parties wants to open a discussion
about if it is wise not to posses nuclear weapons. It is not against Japans constitution to posses nuclear weapons.
I wonder how many other countries in that region are thinking the same way Japan is? And if they are, could you blame them? The only way I see to stop
other countries in that region from feeling they need to acquire nuclear weapons is to to get North Korea to end its nuclear weapons program.