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Ex-PM Abe says Japan should discuss nuclear sharing arrangement

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As a country that experienced atomic bombings, we must uphold the goal of abolishing nuclear weapons."

then

Abe said Sunday that Japan should start discussing whether to seek a nuclear sharing arrangement.

so what’s his point? Abolishing or access to nuclear weapons. He seems to want a foot in both camps, not sure he is limber enough do the splits on such diametrically opposite goals.

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The worm is turning.

could never trust Japan with nukes with the Nippon Kaigi in charge.

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Even Germany has just turned the rudder of a big ship to significant military shift

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Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said

and the reading stopped.

Abe, you’ve done enough damage. Zip it.

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A move in the right step. Good.

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If former PM Abe was saying Japan should consider hosting US nuclear weapons, he must be asking for Chinese and North Korean retaliation. What is he thinking?

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Ex-PM Abe says Japan should discuss nuclear sharing arrangement

who cares? He's EX- PM

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said

and the reading stopped.

Abe, you’ve done enough damage. Zip it.

VERY VERY well said!!

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As a country that experienced atomic bombings, we must uphold the goal of abolishing nuclear weapons."

USA has more than 3000 nuclear heads, so ABE wants to cut relationship with US....

talk to my hand!

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This linked to Putin putting Russia on nuclear forces on alert?

Nuclear Sharing Arrangement (source Wiki):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_sharing

*Nuclear sharing** is a concept in NATO's policy of nuclear deterrence, which involves member countries, without nuclear weapons of their own in the planning, for the use of nuclear weapons by NATO. In particular, it provides for the armed forces of those countries to be involved in delivering nuclear weapons in the event of their use.*

As part of nuclear sharing, the participating countries carry out consultations and make common decisions on nuclear weapons policy, maintain technical equipment (notably nuclear-capable airplanes) required for the use of nuclear weapons and store nuclear weapons on their territory. In case of war, the United States told NATO allies the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) would no longer be controlling.

BTW, funny to see that in the above article's graph is Japan not listed as a "Nuclear-weapon free zone" but as "Other".

Ignoring for two seconds that:

(a) "nuclear shared arrangement" is a NATO-concept and

(b) that Japan is not even member of Nato (heck, it's not even in the same effing hemisphere and is only partnering / cooperating with NATO)

...So, while Putin is going potentially bonkers in the gunpowder magazine with lit torches in both hands does Abe offer to douse him in kerosene by advocating what Putin could only interpret as to open an Asian front to Russia? Now, that sounds reassuring...

Just crawl back under your stone, Abe.

As usual, Kyodo is nicely rounding up its article with a self-goal:

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said in a parliamentary session on Thursday that possessing or using a nuclear weapon is not an option for Japan.

...making this very article (and Abe) a non-topic altogether.

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And what about the constitution? The Americans are (officially) banned from even bringing nuclear weapons into the country.

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Why isn’t he in prison. Privilege. He should go to the the museum in Hiroshima. Instead of Yamakuni Shrine.

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And what about the constitution? The Americans are (officially) banned from even bringing nuclear weapons into the country.

there are warships and submarines. What’s in US bases is classified. I can be arrested for treason if I mention Maizau or Tokai NPP, so I won’t.

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Hmmmm. We live in interesting times.

And what about the constitution? The Americans are (officially) banned from even bringing nuclear weapons into the country.

Would you be so kind as to show us the specific Japanese law that prohibits US forces from possessing nuclear weapons while in Japan? Thank you. The Japanese constitution renounces war but there is nothing in it that specifically prohibits US forces from possessing nuclear weapons while in Japan. Meanwhile in the real world US Navy warships carrying nuclear weapons, including smaller ships like frigates and destroyers that carried nuclear ASROC (Anti-Submarine ROCket), basically a missile with a nuclear depth charge on the nose that would be used to destroy enemy SSBNs before they could launch their nuclear missiles made port calls or were home ported in Japan with these nuclear weapons on board. This was the case well into the 1990s when most if not all ships unloaded their nuclear weapons for peacetime operations.

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The invasion of the Ukraine reveals that NATO is obsolete.

Mister Abe has apparently and conveniently forgotten the failed alliance: SEATO.

The key factor is simply this: Abe is no longer Prime Minister. He resigned for health reasons that happened to coincide with an emergent scandal involving his cronies. Abe's factotum PM Suga resigned because he was ineffective, unpopular and a failure at his job.

The problem is not a lack of nuclear weapons, le alone a 'sharing agreement' (is Abe completely out of his mind?) but the proliferation of such. The current disaster in the Ukraine, which borders on WW3 and the possibility of nuclear war, reveals a need for diplomacy and disarmament.

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No more Yamakuni Shrine!!!

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To paraphrase Pierre Trudeau:

Nuclear sharing with Japan would be like wife swapping with a bachelor.

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USA military has had nuclear weapons stationed in Japan since the end of ww2.

The west is just playing Japan into believing they are on the team.

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Japan do NOT need a nuclear sharing arrangements. with so many already out there 6500 in Russia, 5500 in the USA and 4500 in china, then India, Pakistan, Israel, France, and who know what other nations have it, does any one really thinks that earth will still be livable with all that radiation, or they will survive or even live to fire these rockets if a world war ever starts??

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The invasion of the Ukraine reveals that NATO is obsolete.

Would you be so kind to explain how this is so? Ukraine is not a member of NATO. NATO has positively deterred Russia and before that the USSR from taking western European nations by force as they are attempting to do to non-NATO Ukraine. In fact what is happening to Ukraine is more or less proof of the efficacy of NATO because it is no longer possible for anyone to contend that Russia somehow this peaceful nation with no designs on its neighbors territory. That Russian fanboi fiction is out the window now. Russia has revealed its true nature.

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Stop going to Yamakuni!

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To paraphrase Pierre Trudeau:

Nuclear sharing with Japan would be like wife swapping with a bachelor.

HAHAHAHA!!!

Brilliant!!

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Should have read "Yasuguchi" shrine.

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It was from Nikkie new , Japan own new.

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