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PacNet #24 – A Better Umbrella for Japan

While media attention has been caught up in the rift between US President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama on display at last month’s Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, deeper security concerns lurk beneath Obama’s attempts to build a “nuclear free world.” Official rhetoric aside, some circles in Japan are ambivalent about the American leader’s goals as he moves forward on fundamental changes to the international nuclear order.