Skip to comments.Should Japan go Nuclear?
Posted on 10/30/2006 9:53:40 PM PST by DTAD
TOKYO: Japan said Tuesday it has the legal right to develop nuclear weapons despite its pacifist constitution but has no intention even to consider the long-taboo idea.
Prominent lawmakers have called on Japan, the only nation to suffer nuclear attack, to debate the nuclear option after communist neighbor North Korea on October 9 said it had tested its first atom bomb.
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Hey they already got nuke his name is Godzilla
Japan shouldn't go nuclear.
Japan's Defense Force is only for defense. Nuclear weapons are hardly defensive (though in some situations that could be). They are under the American nuclear umbrella. That should be enough.
I disagree. Japan is a close ally of the USA, and a good ally against China. Why shouldn't we want them to have a strong military and nuclear threat ?
In the coming decades, China will be a major foe. Japan's interests are close to ours, let them become a regional factor in that struggle. It will benefit Japan and the USA.
Granted, for Japan it is largely theoretical and on principle: the Japanese are estimated to be able to develop a nuclear weapon without American help in around a month.
Yes. No question that it should. So should south Korea (which refuses), Australia, and Taiwan.
Japan could come up with those little molitive coctail nukes. They could hit anywhere in the world. Just smaller , but everywhere.
Moot question. Japan, and Austraila too for that matter, has everything they need to go nuclear except for assembled weapons. Numerous sources say either one of them could bring an operational nuke online in less than 30 days if they decided too.
Knowing Japan, I would say they have everything in place and would just have to "snap" it together.
Not so sure the U.S. is a reliable ally.
If the Dems were to control both houses and the presidency, and the chi-coms went after japan for past present and future imagined grivences do you think Japan could rely on the U.S. for anything?
How soon we forget...ask a WWII Pacific war vet...
Ya know the loonies at the U.N. would go ape shit if we were to sell nukes to any country.
But it would sure be worth the criticism just to watch the chi-coms and north koreans.
If a nuclear Japan is a credible threat, China will take disarming North Korea much more seriously.
Of course, we need to make it clear through back channels that we will rein in Japan if China reins in North Korea.
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