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Monday, December 10, 2012

New Issue Brief: Japan's Role as Leader for Nuclear Nonproliferation

New Issue Brief: Japan's Role as Leader for Nuclear Nonproliferation

A country with few natural resources, Japan first began to develop nuclear power technologies in 1954. Nuclear energy assisted with Japanese economic development and reconstruction post-World War II. However, with the fear of  lethal ash and radioactive fallout, and the lingering effects from the 2011 accident at the Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, there are many concerns related to Japanese nonproliferation, security and nuclear policy.
In a new FAS special report, "Japan's Role as Leader for Nuclear Nonproliferation,"
Ms. Kazuko Goto, Research Fellow of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of the Government of Japan, writes of Japan’s advancement of nuclear technologies which simultaneously benefits international nonproliferation policies. The full report can be read here.

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