World May 31, 2019

Russia calls U.S. nuclear-test accusation 'smear'

Russia rebuffed as a baseless smear on Thursday a U.S. allegation that Moscow may be conducting low-level nuclear tests in violation of a moratorium. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Russia was in full compliance with the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), which Moscow ...

Japan pledges to help put CTBT into force early

National / Politics Jun 14, 2016

Japan pledges to help put CTBT into force early

Senior Vice Foreign Minister Seiji Kihara said Japan is ready to lead the way in putting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty into force at an early date. Kihara signaled the government's stance in a speech to a one-day ministerial-level meeting in Vienna to commemorate ...

Rebooting nuclear security

Commentary / World Nov 11, 2014

Rebooting nuclear security

by Lassina Zerbo

In these days of economic woe, potential pandemic disease and widespread civil unrest, it may come as a surprise that so many people around the world still view nuclear conflict as the greatest threat facing humanity. And for good reason.

National Sep 25, 2014

Hiroshima to bid for nuclear-ban conference in 2015

Japan could host a conference of envoys who represent the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization's group of eminent persons. Preparations are underway to hold the conference, involving experts and former statesmen of the organization, in Hiroshima late next year, government officials said Wednesday. The ...

National Jan 20, 2014

Kishida calls for stricter nuclear export controls in Asia

Japan unveiled a fresh initiative Monday to promote nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation and urged other Asian nations to strengthen their export controls to prevent such countries as North Korea and Iran from acquiring nuclear-related materials. "It is becoming more important for Asian countries to strengthen ...

National Nov 11, 2013

Japan, Iran pledge continued efforts on nuclear issue

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, agreed Sunday that their countries will continue efforts for an early resolution of issues related to Iran's nuclear program. Kishida urged Tehran to join the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty and the International Atomic Energy Agency's ...