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Japan can hold nuclear arms for self-defense: govt

Japan’s constitution allows it to possess nuclear weapons as long as they are kept to a minimum level necessary for self-defense, although the country has no intention of holding such arms, the government said in a statement on Tuesday. The statement, written in response to a question from an independent lawmaker, comes amid controversy over whether the country should debate holding nuclear arms — an emotive issue in the only nation to have suffered nuclear attacks. Full Story

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