According nuclear weapons , Why Japan decided to follow 3 maintains?

Japan Maintains the three principles that the nation will (1) not produce nuclear weapons, (2) not acquire them , and (3) not allow their introduction into Japanese territory.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Because Japan experienced its horror and woefulness, and know the power could provoke tragedy for any country. The principle is that Japan swear not to repeat that kind of tragedy and hoping the world notice its huge power.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Japan constitution, 1947. After WW2, hasn't been changed since.

    ARTICLE 9. Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes.

    Under this, they are forbidden of maintaining an army, navy or air force. Again, unchanged.

    Nuclear weapons are after these things, not before, but even so is still a threat of force and war. They first need to change the consitution the Allies setup for them.

    This was setup under the unconditional surrender of Japan to US, Britian and China:

    -Japan should be permitted to maintain a viable industrial economy but not industries which would enable her to re-arm for war.

    -Militarism in Japan must end.

    Also lots of good stuff in there too, not just about this in unconditional surrender, but about freedom of religion, speech, thought, human rights, etc.

    (Since, Obviously, Japan has had sovereignty. Like the US they also possess the ability to change or add to the constitution, but since WW2, no changes have been made)

    To answer your question, they CANNOT 1 2 or 3. Or, for that matter, produce an air force, navy or army.

    Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_Constitution (Japanese Constitution above) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potsdam_Declaration (Terms of Surrender for Japan)
  • 1 decade ago

    I have been watching The War on PBS. the only thing I regret is we only had 2 A-bombs to drop on Japan.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Is there any nation that knows more about the effects of a nuclear attack?

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