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Before the shift in political power in September, Japan aggressively lobbied a U.S. congressional nuclear task force to maintain the credibility of the U.S. “nuclear umbrella” to deter possible attacks by China and North Korea, sources said Monday.

Tokyo’s lobbying for a robust deterrence came just before President Barack Obama pledged that the U.S. would pursue the “peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.”

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