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Japans natural aversion to nuclear weapons didnt stop its then Prime Minister, Eisaku Sato, in 1965 from asking the U.S. to be prepared to launch a nuclear strike at communist China, if a major military conflict erupted. Declassification of the nuclear files which state that according to a secret agreement the U.S. will protect Japan with its nuclear arsenal in case of a military conflict with China foul security and economic relations in the Pacific region, says political analyst Maksim Bratersky.
From ddinews in India:
Sunday 22 November, 2009.
Japan to admit secret nuclear pact with US: reports
A Japanese government team has found documents on an alleged secret pact with the United States to transport nuclear weapons through its territory, after decades of official denial, reports revealed on Sunday.
The probe team reported to Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada on Friday that it had discovered documents linked to the pact from among thousands of files at the foreign ministry, the Mainichi Shimbun and Yomiuri Shimbun newspapers reported, citing unnamed ministry sources.
“Foreign minister admits ‘nuclear secret pact'” declared the headline in the Mainichi Shimbun, while the Yomiuri Shimbun echoed: “Government view likely to change — ‘nuclear secret pact’.”
The existence of the agreement has been denied for decades by previous conservative administrations, even though US documents declassified last month showed US officials believed they had an understanding with Japan when the allies signed a new security treaty in 1960.
“The question of black or white will become clear in January. We will clear the burden of previous administrations which had insisted there was no secret pact,” Okada said on Saturday, the newspapers reported.
Okada will set up a committee of experts to examine the documents before announcing the government’s final judgement in January.
The Second World War in the Pacific theater saw both Japan and the US use new scientific techniques as weapons against civilian populations. Two books – “A Plague upon Humanity: The Hidden History of Japan’s Biological Warfare Program” by Daniel Barenblatt, and Charles Pellegrino’s “Last Train from Hiroshima” – take readers in for a closer view: here.