JAPAN SCENARIO: JAPAN PROLIFERATION WILL IGNITE OTHER PROLIFERATION IN ASIA
JAPAN IS THE MOST CRITICAL NUCLEAR WEAPONS THRESHOLD NATION
Sam Jameson, The Denver Post , August 15, Pg. F-01 HEADLINE: WAR AND PEACE Preventing any further proliferation // Inu-acs
Halperin's thrust was that Japan, somehow, poses more of a danger of lifting the lid on nuclear proliferation throughout the world than any other nation. He cited, for example, Japan's peaceful nuclear power program that develops plutonium fuel and its space program and said that "many" (he didn't say who) believe Japan can easily pair the two into a nuclear missile arsenal with an effective delivery system.
JAPANESE NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION WILL MEAN NORTH AND SOUTH KOREAN NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION
Agence France Presse , September 01, 1999 HEADLINE: US nuclear nonproliferation policy in North-East Asia "a failure" // Inu-acs
Stalinist North Korea said it would freeze its nuclear programme in 1994 in a deal with the US under which traded the programme for energy aid and other benefits.
"Japan's stockpile of nuclear weapons will clearly lead to North Korea's re-obtaining
nuclear weapons which will then lead South Korea to follow a similar course," said Choi
Yul, KFEM general secretary. "This will threaten security in northeast Asia."