China claims Japan is secretly developing nuclear weapons

Japan Maritime Self-defence Force

Japan Maritime Self-defence Force

Asia Weekly, a Hong Kong-based news outlet (Chinese controlled), is reporting that Japan is secretly developing a nuclear weapons program in response to increasing hostilities with China over the East China Sea dispute.

According to the report, paraphrased by the Want China Times,

“With the capability to build at least 2,000 nuclear warheads, Japan has recently demanded the United States return 300 kilograms of plutonium. A Japanese military analyst told Yazhou Zhoukan that Washington has paid close attention to the potential development of nuclear weapons in Japan.”

Asia Weekly, known as Yazhou Zhoukan, is a popular Chinese-language platform with a 20 year publishing history.

The article notes that Mitsubishi, Hitachi and Toshiba all possess expertise in the area of nuclear energy and along with 200 other small companies could all be called upon to kick-start a nuclear weapons program. Japan already has over 40 tonnes of plutonium in its possession.

Influential voices like Major General Yoshiaki Yano of the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force are also calling on Tokyo to adjust its nuclear policy.

The story arrives hot on the heels of reports that China is extremely concerned about Japan’s initial resistance at hand back weapons-grade plutonium to the United States, which was bought back in the 1960′s for research purposes but has the potential to be turned into 50 nuclear bombs.

Earlier this year, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that within the next six years Japan would revise its pacifist constitution, which limits its military activities to self-defence.

Tensions over China’s declaration of an air defence zone over the disputed Senkaku Islands have continued to simmer, with three Chinese ships sailing through the region on Monday in another show of aggression.

A deluge of aggressive rhetoric has emerged out of official Communist Party organs in recent months directed against the United States, including discussion about China’s ability to attack U.S. military bases in the Western Pacific, as well as a lengthy editorial which appeared in Chinese state media explaining how the Chinese military’s current reformation process was part of a move by President Xi Jinping to prepare the People’s Liberation Army for war.

Last month, Chinese state media reported that Beijing’s new hypersonic missile vehicle is primarily designed to target U.S. aircraft carriers. Last year, China has reportedly sunk a mock U.S. aircraft carrier utilising the DF-21D anti-ship missile, dubbed the “carrier killer,” during a wargame which took place in the Gobi Desert.

Source: Infowars –  Report: Japan Secretly Developing Nuclear Weapons

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16 replies

  1. Reblogged this on middlekingdom1of10boyz and commented:
    So let me get this right, the Chinese are afraid the Japs will get nuclear, even though China already is. And the Chinese are touting a surface to ship missile that they tested successfully on a simulated ship that was in the middle of the desert. Did I get that right? Uhm, I think the Chinese need to pause for a moment and reflect on the 1895 Sino-Japanese War for a moment; the difference between that scenario and what would transpire today is that the exceeding superior US fleet would likely not even get the fleet gathered to the seas around China before the entire skirmish was over and the Chinese Navy would again be resting at the bottom of the sea. I believe that the US Navy would stamp out the entire Chinese navy in less time that it took the US Army and Air Force to kick Iraq out of Kuwait. That little event took less time that it takes for paint to dry in the bilge of 637 Class submarine.


  2. If the worst result of a nuclear weapon is fallout and radiation- they have already done that!


  3. There is no secret Japan announced they were going to boost their Military offensive capabilities including Nuclear weapons , I read about it a few weeks ago with China’s warmongering of late it would be a wise choice for Japan to build a few dozen warheads .


  4. Nuclear weapons are the way to go.Every country should have them.


  5. There can be little doubt that Japan already possesses nuclear weapons. As does South Africa.


  6. yah where do you think they were storing it…..hint: fuka……….



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