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Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi on Tuesday dismissed former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s suggestion that Japan start discussions on the possibility of a nuclear-sharing arrangement with the United States in the wake of Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, a nonnuclear state.

Kishi pushed back against the controversial remark by Abe, his elder brother, in a news conference, insisting the need to retain Japan’s nonnuclear principles of not producing, possessing or permitting the introduction of nuclear arms.

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