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China Frets Over Japanese Nuclear Program

| May 30, 2014

At the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit held in The Hague in March, Japan agreed to turn over to Washington hundreds of kilograms of plutonium and highly enriched uranium, some of which would have been ideally suited for use in nuclear weapons. 

This was an important victory in global nuclear security efforts for which Japan should be commended. Unfortunately, Japan still stores 9 tonnes of separated plutonium at home and 35 tonnes in Britain and France - enough for thousands of nuclear weapons....

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For Academic Citation: Zhang, Hui.“China Frets Over Japanese Nuclear Program.” Asia Times, May 30, 2014.