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Hiroshima for Global Peace

19. Japan ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

Nuclear Disarmament

22.5 points

Full points 42

53.6 %

Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2019: 0

Along with the other U.S. allies, Japan advocates the “progressive approach” toward a world without nuclear weapons, through incremental practical measures. It has not signed the TPNW. Japan has proactively engaged in nuclear disarmament, as one of the countries that lead efforts to promote and strengthen those areas, particularly for achieving a world without nuclear weapons, promoting entry into force of the CTBT, and undertaking disarmament and non- proliferation education. The UNGA resolution on nuclear disarmament led by Japan was criticized by some NNWS. Japan participated in the IPNDV. It submitted a national report to the 2019 NPT PrepCom.

Nuclear Non-Proliferation

53 points

Full points 61


Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2019: 0

Japan has acceded to the IAEA Additional Protocol, and has applied the integrated safeguards. It has proactively engaged in nuclear non-proliferation, including the establishment of solid export control systems and conducting outreach activities.

Nuclear Security

29 points

Full points 41


Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2019: 0

Japan held an international symposium on transportation security and, in cooperation with the IAEA, conducted nuclear security tabletop exercises at large-scale events in 2019. Japan has completed ratification of all nuclear security-related conventions, introduced the recommended measures of INFCIRC/225/Rev.5, and is actively involved in capacity building utilizing the experienced COE (JAEA-ISCN).

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