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Japan has no plan to review its three non-nuclear principles, Foreign Minister Taro Kono said Friday, rejecting suggestions that Tokyo should deploy U.S. nuclear weapons throughout the country to further deter North Korea.

While reliant on the U.S. nuclear umbrella for protection, Japan, which lost two cities to atomic weapons in the closing days of World War II, has upheld the three principles of not possessing, not producing and not allowing the introduction of nuclear weapons into the country since 1967.

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