Elaine Natalie and Katie Yoon explore the devastating physical and psychological impacts of nuclear weapons as experienced by the hibakusha, survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings.
EAST ASIA FORUM - APLN member Tatsujiro Suzuki writes: Japan seems to have learned a tough lesson about its energy policy. But unresolved issues still haunt the country’s future nuclear prospects.
Korea Times essay winner Dong-suk Yoo explores ROK and Japan’s opposition to the Ban Treaty.
Nobuyasu Abe argues that proposals to deploy INF-class missiles in Japan is likely to initiate a regional missile deployment competition between the US and China, with Russia possibly joining as well.
Gareth Evans and Chung-in Moon review global progress on nuclear disarmament and the need to remember the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Tatsujiro Suzuki presents a series of recommendations on how the Japanese government should manage and eventually reduce and eliminate its plutonium stockpile.
Nobuyasu Abe asserts that it would be feasible but not desirable for South Korea and Japan to become nuclear-armed, and urges both countries to think of other ways to maintain their national security.
A regional NWFZ can be used to quarantine a zone from the real risks of nuclear war. Japan stands to gain numerous benefits should their government actively promote the creation of one.
Japan learned a harsh lesson about nuclear regulation systems from Fukushima. Post-Fukushima, the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has been making sure those lessons stick.
"This time it may be true!" -- Under increasing pressure from North Korea, Japan faces a dilemma: continue in hopes of finding a diplomatic solution, or acquire their own nuclear weapon capability?