• Kyodo


Outspoken Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto said Saturday in Hiroshima that it is impossible to abolish nuclear weapons and that Japan is “peace-addicted.”

“It would impossible, given the current international political situation” to abolish nuclear weapons, Hashimoto, also head of Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party), said. “Japan is a little bit peace-addicted. Who can abolish nuclear weapons even if Japan is eager to achieve it?”

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