world is now ushering in a sheer clash on nuclear weapons. President Trump wants
to rule the world with military-backed peace, while the rest of the world could
rely on the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which is to be
ratified by 50 countries to take effect. An ambiguous stance of the government
a country bombed by such weapons, cannot be justified.
AGAIN JOIN STUPIDLY MILITARY BUILD-UP COMPETITIONS?
INF Treaty, or the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, terminated on
August 2, 2019. It was signed by the then-President Reagan of the United States and General Secretary Mikhail
Gorbachev of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
on December 8, 1987.
treaty banned ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with nuclear and
conventional warheads and with ranges between 500-5,000 kilometers. It took
force on June 1, 1989.
deterrent policy reemerged
Trump administration unilaterally announced Russia its withdrawal from the
treaty in February this year, while the latter declared its suspension of fulfilling
obligations. Thus, after six months, the treaty lost viability. The United States,
immediately after the expiration, tested firing of the land-based intermediate
cruise missiles on August 19. In addition, the nation develops nuclear capabilities
along the NPR (=Nuclear Posture Review). Recently the US decided to sell 66 F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan.
Russia declared its
intention to take countermeasures, if the United States deploys missiles in
the NATO and Asian allies. China,
too, issued a statement that it will prepare steps to cope with such operation
in no-distance, condemning harshly the sale of F16s as interference in the
internal affairs of the country.
Trump keeps the America First policy, which converted adversely a trend of disarmament
stemming from the agreement between Reagan and Gorbachev, and again a nuclear
deterrent policy has gained power.
situation in the Middle East region gets more
critical. President Trump announced on May 9 to pull out of the 2015 nuclear
deal with Iran.
The other five nations, namely UK,
France, Germany, Russia
remain in the framework. The United States
resumed sanctions on the middle-east nation, demanding its allies to join a
coalition of willing over safe navigation in the Strait of
inauguration of the Trump administration in January, 2017, military tensions in
the world have been intensified.
the United Nations approved the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons by
the approval of 122 members on July 7, 2017. It legally bans development, possession
and use of nuclear weapons. As of August 6, 2019, the treaty is signed by 70
countries and ratified by 25 countries.
government joins military build-up competitions
the circumstances the Japanese government employs policies to flare up
nationalism and chauvinism as well as to intensify military strength. It
continues building coercively a new base at Henoko, Okinawa, plans introducing Aegis
Ashore land-based missile interception bases in Yamaguchi and Akita
Prefectures, develops killer satellites in the outer space, purchases 18 F35B
fighter jets, which are short take-off and vertical landing aircraft, and
remakes two destroyers to be aircraft carriers. The Ministry of Defense has
lately demanded a budget over 5.3 trillion Yen for the Fiscal 2010, which is
the history biggest.
Japanese government has been opposing the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of
Nuclear Weapons since the first days of establishment to today. An urgent task is
to put an end to the Abe politics so as to build up a nation of peace. It is
indispensable to fight together with opposition political parties and civic