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Title

  • Main Title Japan's Nuclear Future: Policy Debate, Prospects, and U.S. Interests

Creator

  • Author: Chanlett-Avery, Emma
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Analyst in Asian Affairs; Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division
  • Author: Nikitin, Mary Beth
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Analyst in Nonproliferation; Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division

Publisher

  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.

Date

  • Creation: 2008-05-09

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: This paper examines the prospects for Japan pursuing a nuclear weapons capability by assessing the existing technical infrastructure of its extensive civilian nuclear energy program. It explores the range of challenges that Japan would have to overcome to transform its current program into a military program. In addition, a range of legal and political restraints on Japan's development of nuclear weapons, including averse public and elite opinion, restrictive domestic laws and practices, and the negative diplomatic consequences of abandoning its traditional approach is analyzed.

Subject

  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Foreign relations -- Japan -- U.S.
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Foreign relations -- U.S. -- Japan
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Nuclear weapons
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Nuclear nonproliferation
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Foreign policy

Primary Source

  • Item is not a Primary Source

Coverage

  • Place Name: Japan

Collection

  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • CRS Report Number: RL34487
  • Accession or Local Control No: RL34487_2008May09
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc462029