April 20, 2010
The greatest achievement of the investigation into “secret pacts” between Japan and the United States was a clear recognition that there was indeed a tacit agreement between the two governments concerning the introduction of nuclear weapons to Japan and that the Japanese government had been lying to the public about it for decades….
As negotiations advance, Japan is sure to face the obstacle of the U.S. government’s policy of neither confirming or denying the presence of nuclear weapons in specific situations. However, there is ample room for negotiations on this point.
Jonathan Granoff is the President of the Global Security Institute, a representative to United Nations of the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates, a former Adjunct Professor of International Law at Widener University School of Law, and Senior Advisor to the Committee on National Security American Bar Association International Law Section.