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Exports that defy reason

Why would a country that suffered disastrous accidents at a nuclear power plant three years ago choose to push the export of its nuclear power technology around the world? Yet, the Abe administration sees this as a pillar of its economic strategy.

Nuclear disarmament challenge

A conference in Hiroshima highlights the divide between nations that advocate the outright elimination of nuclear weapons and those, like Japan, that hope for a gradual phaseout because they rely on a deterrent "nuclear umbrella" for their own security.