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Japan should debate going nuclear: ruling party MP

Japan needs to discuss whether it should possess nuclear weapons in response to North Korea’s claimed nuclear test, the ruling party’s policy chief said on Sunday. Shoichi Nakagawa, chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Policy Research Council, said he believed Japan would adhere to its policy of not arming itself with nuclear weapons, but added that debate over whether to go nuclear was necessary. “We need to find a way to prevent Japan from coming under attack,” Nakagawa told a television program, referring to what Tokyo should do following North Korea’s reported nuclear test. “There is argument that nuclear weapons are one such option. I want to make clear that I am not the one saying this, and Japan will stick to its non-nuclear principles, but we need to have active discussions,” he said. Full Story

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