Oct 28, 2014

Japan presents nuclear disarmament resolution to U.N. committee

Japan has filed another draft United Nations resolution calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons worldwide and for signatories to the nuclear nonproliferation treaty to ensure next year’s treaty review conference strengthens the agreement. The resolution, submitted for the 21st year in a row ...

Aug 14, 2014

Egypt: Israel, Hamas to extend temporary truce

Israel and Hamas agreed to extend a temporary cease-fire for five days, Egyptian and Palestinian officials said Wednesday, potentially averting renewed violence and permitting the sides to continue to negotiate a substantive deal to end the war in Gaza. Egyptian mediators had been racing ...

Apr 7, 2014

'Hiroshima Report' gives North Korea failing grade for disarmament effort

North Korea scored poorly on efforts in nuclear arms reduction, nonproliferation and nuclear security in a report issued Monday by the Hiroshima Prefectural Government, which graded 31 nations. The “Hiroshima Report” said that North Korea, which conducted its third nuclear test last February, scored ...

Oct 28, 2013

Pushing for nuclear disarmament

For the first time Japan has joined other nations in signing a U.N. statement calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons, despite Japan's reliance on the U.S. nuclear umbrella.

Oct 11, 2013

Japan to finally sign anti-nukes statement

Japan will sign for the first time a joint statement to be issued at the United Nations calling on countries not to use nuclear weapons under any circumstances, government sources said Thursday. Similar U.N. statements have been drafted three times before, but Japan refused ...

Jun 26, 2013

Mr. Obama rekindles nuclear dream

Japan, despite its reliance on the U.S. nuclear umbrella, must emphasize to the U.S. that it supports international agreements to reduce nuclear arsenals.