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Hiroshima for Global Peace

19. Japan ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

Nuclear Disarmament 21.5 Points Full Points 42 51.2%
Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2021:0
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. In the meanwhile, Prime Minister Kishida said, “the TPNW is an important treaty that will be the way out for a world without nuclear weapons.” 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 as well as cooperation with civil society. While western NWS and NNWS voted in favor of the UNGA resolution on nuclear disarmament led by Japan, major proponents of the TPNW criticized and abstained it. Its draft resolution was put to a split vote over 18 paragraphs at the First Committee. Japan participated in the IPNDV.
Nuclear Non-Proliferation 53 Points Full Points 61 86.9%
Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2021:0
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. It submitted a report based on the Guidelines for the Management of Plutonium to the IAEA.
Nuclear Security 30 Points Full Points 41 73.2%
Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2021:0
Japan has completed ratification of all conventions relevant to nuclear security, introduced the recommended measures of INFCIRC/225/Rev.5, and enhanced measures against insider threat and cyber threat. Japan is also actively involved in capacity building not only at national but also regional and international levels utilizing the experienced COE (JAEA-ISCN).
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