Japan’s nuclear power advocates have pulled out all the stops since the Fukushima crisis, even arguing that the only nation to suffer an atomic attack needs to keep its ability to build its own nuclear weapons.

Once, merely the public suggestion that Japan should debate ending its ban on such weaponry was enough to get a politician fired. But worries about North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and an expanding Chinese military are eroding that taboo .

Japan atomic power defenders: keep ability to build nuclear weapons | Reuters

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