Report: Nuclear Weapons Losing Their Taboo in Japan Thanks to North Korea and China

John Hayward – August 4, 2017

Fox News reports that “the once unthinkable has started to go mainstream in Japan”: a nuclear arsenal to deter North Korean and Chinese aggression.

Fox quotes several analysts saying that mainstream Japanese security discussions now include the possibility of developing a nuclear arsenal, a topic formerly reserved for the fringes of political debate.

“Before now, even slightly saying such an idea forced politicians to resign. Now that seems no longer the case. The taboo on discussing de-nuclearization has been weakened,” explained Masako Toki of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies.