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- Main Title Japan's Nuclear Future: Policy Debate, Prospects, and U.S. Interests
Author: Chanlett-Avery, EmmaCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: Analyst in Asian Affairs; Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division
Author: Nikitin, Mary BethCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: Analyst in Nonproliferation; Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division
Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
- Creation: 2008-05-09
- 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.
- 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
- Item is not a Primary Source
- Place Name: Japan
Name: Congressional Research Service ReportsCode: CRSR
Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents DepartmentCode: UNTGD
- CRS Report Number: RL34487
- Accession or Local Control No: RL34487_2008May09
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc462029