The Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee (KAPPC) issued a white paper on August 4 disclosing the dangerous attempt and criminal nature behind the US and Japanese reactionaries’ moves for the extension of atomic energy agreement as the 30-year duration US-Japan atomic energy agreement, which had been to be expired by July 16, was automatically extended.
Japan has persistently and frantically sought nuclear ambition century after century, the white paper said, and went on:
Historically, the Japanese reactionaries have called for resolutely opposing possession and use of nuclear weapons as Japan is the world’s only nuclear victim.
But, quite contrary to this repeated call, they have desperately worked for the realization of nuclear weaponization with vaulting ambition for it from long ago.
Japan which had conducted nuclear researches from early in the 1930s began to earnestly push forward the A-bomb development upon entering the 1940s under the direct governance by the military just until its defeat.
In 1956 they adopted a policy on re-processing of spent nuclear fuel for the potential possession of nuclear capabilities and began to produce plutonium from 1977. In the 1980s they even manufactured a fast breeder reactor called Monju for the mass-procurement of plutonium.
After the adoption of US-Japan atomic energy agreement in 1988 Japan was keen on the extraction of plutonium even by importing and re-processing spent nuclear fuel from other countries.
The white paper disclosed the double-dealing attitude of the US feigning ignorance of Japan’s attempt at nuclear development. It continued:
Japan is the only country whose plutonium production through nuclear re-processing is allowed in the world except the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.
Through the 1988 US-Japan atomic energy agreement, the US granted Japan the right to re-process spent nuclear fuel which heartened the Japanese reactionaries spur the stockpiling of plutonium for nuclear weaponization for the past 30 years.
Far back in the middle of the 1950s the US transferred uranium enrichment technology and other core technologies necessary for the nuclear weapons development to Japan under “Atomic Energy Marshall Plan” and, by the end of the 1960s, it offered Japan weapons-grade plutonium weighing 365 kg under the excuse of test.
It was the Ford administration of the US that agreed on the construction of re-processing factory in Japan in 1976 and it was the Carter administration that hinted at Japan in 1977 that nuclear weapons could be made with atomic reactor-grade plutonium.
The adoption of the July 1988 US-Japan atomic energy agreement granted Japan the right to plutonium extraction by re-processing spent nuclear fuel and uranium enrichment, a step little short of giving free rein to the Japanese reactionaries’ ambition for independent nuclear weaponization.
Japan’s nuclear weaponization and the worldwide nuclear disaster there-from can happen any moment.
The amount of plutonium stockpiled in the world so far is 518 tons, out of which 47 tons are held by Japan.
However, the US and the Japanese reactionaries openly committed unethical and anti-peace crime of making the US-Japan atomic energy agreement get automatically extended.
This, needless to say, is a product of conspiracy between the islanders keen on turning the island into a military power and realizing the old dream of the “Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere” under the active patronage and at the tacit connivance of their master, and the US thinking of holding control of its henchmen with ” favour of special treatment” and use them as a shock brigade in realizing its Asia domination strategy.
If the US has the intent on the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, it has to duly take issue with Japan’s moves for nuclear weaponization and judge the situation from a fair stand.
Japan has to self-control itself, clearly understanding that its frivolous attitude will precipitate its international isolation and miserable self-destruction.