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Kishida says Japan won’t seek nuclear sharing with U.S.

Asahi, Nikkei, Sankei, and Mainichi reported that Prime Minister Kishida said at the Diet on Monday it would not be acceptable for Japan to establish a nuclear sharing arrangement with the United States. He reportedly said: “It would be unacceptable given our country’s stance of maintaining the three non-nuclear principles.” According to the papers, former Prime Minister Abe said on Sunday that discussing such an option should not be regarded as taboo.

 

In a related story, Kyodo News reported that China reacted sharply to former PM Abe’s remarks on Sunday, saying it urged Japan on Monday to uphold the country’s three non-nuclear principles. A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman reportedly told reporters in Beijing: “Recently, Japanese politicians have frequently spread fallacies related to Taiwan and even blatantly made false remarks that violate the nation’s three non-nuclear principles…. We strongly call on Japan to deeply reflect on its history.”

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