Tag - nuclear-weapons



Japan Times
Oct 5, 2013
Revealing the absurdity of the global nuclear arms race
In the 1980s, I joined the crowds of anti-nuclear demonstrators, driven into a state of terror by the last years of the Cold War. Ronald Reagan, a man we held to be a warmonger and a religious fanatic, had matched the deployment of short-range missiles in Eastern Europe with short-range missiles in Western Europe.
Oct 2, 2013
Tale of two crises: connecting the dots from Iran to Syria
The twin crises involving Syria and Iran demonstrate the continuing utility of the United Nations as the Security Council remains the cockpit for addressing geopolitical upheavals.
Sep 29, 2013
Sanctions have warmed up Iran for an accord
As Iran's economy reels and President Hassan Rouhani shows interest in rapprochement with the West, it seems high time to reach a nuclear agreement with Iran.
Sep 27, 2013
Abe urges Rouhani to be flexible over arms
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has urged Iranian President Hasan Rouhani to resolve Tehran's alleged nuclear weapons program with flexibility and by building on a recent shift toward dialogue, a Japanese official said.
Sep 14, 2013
Pyongyang must honor pledge
North Korea cannot be allowed to blackmail the world into once again buying its nuclear weapon-making potential.
Japan Times
Sep 3, 2013
Nukes, terrorists, intel gaps: U.S. 'black budget' shows extent of distrust toward Pakistan
The $52.6 billion U.S. intelligence arsenal is aimed mainly at unambiguous adversaries, including al-Qaida, North Korea and Iran. But top-secret budget documents reveal an equally intense focus on one purported ally: Pakistan, which appears at the top of charts listing critical U.S. intelligence gaps.
Japan Times
Aug 8, 2013
Film director Stone dismisses U.S. A-bomb claim as 'tremendous lie'
American film director Oliver Stone has challenged the commonly held U.S. perception that the 1945 atomic bombing of Japan ended World War II — saving a huge number of American lives in the process — as "a tremendous lie" during his visit to Hiroshima through Wednesday.
Aug 7, 2013
'No more hibakusha' takes on new meaning after 3/11
A Japanese scholar writes of his outrage in 2011 over the realization that the Fukushima nuclear plant accidents would produce a new generation of hibakusha.
Aug 7, 2013
Iran ready for 'serious negotiations' on nuclear program, says new president Rouhani
In his first news conference since taking office, Iranian President Hasan Rouhani, the man known as the 'diplomat sheik,' reiterated his willingness to participate in nuclear negotiations with the international community but stopped short of saying he would welcome direct talks with the United States.
Japan Times
Aug 6, 2013
Hiroshima mayor skeptical of Abe atomic arms vow
At the ceremony Tuesday marking the 68th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to do whatever he can to achieve a world without nuclear arms and to offer better support to atomic-bomb survivors fighting radiation-caused health problems.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Aug 5, 2013
Iran's Rouhani sworn in as president, vows shift in relations with West
U.S. diplomatic posts in 19 cities in the Muslim world will be closed through the end of the week as a precaution, the State Department announces.
Japan Times
Aug 3, 2013
Iran's Rouhani faces pressure over economy
Iran's economy is showing signs of foundering just as the country prepares to inaugurate its first new president in eight years, with Western sanctions cutting ever deeper into the Islamic republic's financial lifelines and increasing pressure for a nuclear deal with the West.
Japan Times
Aug 1, 2013
Queen's secret speech for WWIII revealed
British government files from 1983, opened to the public for the first time Wednesday, include an official's view of the message Queen Elizabeth II would have broadcast to the nation in the event of World War III.
Japan Times
Jul 7, 2013
Explosive costs hamper U.S. effort to dispose of nuclear arms
Costs can explode like fireworks when it comes to disposing of nuclear weapons.
Jun 26, 2013
Mr. Obama rekindles nuclear dream
Japan, despite its reliance on the U.S. nuclear umbrella, must emphasize to the U.S. that it supports international agreements to reduce nuclear arsenals.
Jun 21, 2013
Act on denuclearization, then we'll talk: U.S., Japan, South tell North
Japan, the United States and South Korea have agreed that North Korea should take action on denuclearization before the six-party talks on its nuclear threat can resume, a senior Japanese official said.
May 23, 2013
China's nuclear program still shrouded in secrecy
The best hope for unraveling China's nuclear secrets may be to make future U.S.-Russia nuclear arms cuts contingent on participation by China, India and Pakistan.
Apr 29, 2013
Nuclear arms card for Japan
The Foreign Ministry has been conducting clandestine studies about the potential development of nuclear weapons in Japan, and the U.S. is nervous about it.
Apr 19, 2013
China-Pakistan nuclear axis defies nonproliferation aims
The China-Pakistan relationship may be the only one where a nuclear-armed state has passed on fissile material and a bomb design to a nonnuclear weapons state.
Apr 18, 2013
Blame Western 'demonists' for Pyongyang's belligerence
Demonists never sleep. They concoct fantasies almost daily over a North Korea that almost certainly only wants to protect itself from the threat of U.S. attack.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on