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Japanese people object to US government conducting a subcritical nuclear test last December.

People in Japan criticize US nuclear test  https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20181010_40/  People in Japan have criticized the US government for conducting a subcritical nuclear test last December.

A 39-year-old man expressed regret over the test during a visit with his baby to the Peace Memorial Park in the city of Hiroshima, which was hit by a US atomic bombing in 1945.

He said it’s regrettable that the United States conducted the test, which no one wanted, despite people’s hope for peace.

He said for the sake of children, he does not want nuclear weapons to exist in the future.

A 52-year-old woman in the city said the administration of President Donald Trump is not moving in the right direction, while provoking the world to divide.

She said she hopes the Japanese government will have its own views, without following the US administration.

Shigemitsu Tanaka, the head of the atomic bomb survivors’ organization in Nagasaki, also criticized the subcritical test.

He said it was a move against the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which was adopted last year, and the test is unforgivable.

He said he hopes the US will lead efforts to eliminate nuclear arms as the only country to have used nuclear weapons and will call on other nations to abolish them.

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October 11, 2018 - Posted by | Japan, opposition to nuclear, USA, weapons and war

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