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 ...

Jan 20, 2014

Kishida calls for stricter nuclear export controls in Asia

Japan unveiled a fresh initiative Monday to promote nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation and urged other Asian nations to strengthen their export controls to prevent such countries as North Korea and Iran from acquiring nuclear-related materials. “It is becoming more important for Asian countries to ...

Spent fuel good enough for bomb, U.S. told Japan in 1977

Oct 30, 2013

Spent fuel good enough for bomb, U.S. told Japan in 1977

The United States believed in 1977 that nuclear weapons could be produced from plutonium extracted from spent nuclear fuel at Japan’s light water reactors and conveyed its view to Tokyo, according to Japanese diplomatic records declassified Wednesday. A U.S. arms control official told a ...