Japan-India Pact: Economic Gain Before Disarmament: Critics

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Kyodo News - The Japan Times

The government signed a controversial civilian nuclear cooperation pact with India on Friday, disappointing A-bomb survivors and other opponents of the deal who believe Tokyo has placed economic gain ahead of its stated goal of global nuclear disarmament.

The pact opens up a massive market for Japan’s nuclear energy industry, which suffered a huge setback from the March 2011 Fukushima disaster, and falls in line with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s infrastructure export-focused growth strategy.

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JULY 2017

Vol. 11 - No. 12










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