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A former vice foreign minister recently said he has seen documents from 1960 that confirm a secret Japan-U.S. pact under which Tokyo allows U.S. military ships and aircraft carrying nuclear weapons to transit Japan.

“I saw them. I have memories that we looked into them after something happened,” the former top ministry official said on condition of anonymity.

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