• Kyodo News


Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama voiced appreciation Wednesday for the Japan-U.S. security treaty ahead of next week’s 50th anniversary of its revision, saying it is indispensable for Japan’s defense.

In an address to some 170 senior Self-Defense Forces officers and Defense Ministry officials, the prime minister asked, “As a nonnuclear power, can Japan defend itself on its own in a world that has countries that remain nuclear states and nations that have ambitions to go nuclear?

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