National Feb 16, 2014

Tokyo set to approve U.N. global arms pact

A bill to ratify the Arms Trade Treaty, the first international pact to regulating trade in conventional arms, is scheduled to be submitted to the Diet by the end of this month, government sources said. The measure, coming less than a year after Japan signed ...

Editorials Apr 11, 2013

Uphill battle for arms treaty

The U.N.-adopted Arms Trade Treaty faces a bleak prospect of being ratified by the three countries that account for 60 percent of weapons exports.