Japan: The sole nuclear-bombed state in history, opposes the nuclear ban treaty

On 22 January 2021, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) came into being. It is the first method of international humanitarian law to avoid the destructive humanitarian outcomes of using and testing nuclear weapons.

Which countries have approved the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons?

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As of 22 January 2021, 51 countries across the world have accepted the treaty including; Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Gambia, Guyana, Holy See, Honduras, Ireland, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Niue, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, South Africa, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam.

Hiroshima Marks 76th Anniversary of U.S. Nuclear Attack

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People paid their respects in the honor of people who lost their lives in the nuclear bombings

Hiroshima was the objective of the primary atomic assault ever, which happened at 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945. After three days, Washington’s air forces dropped a second nuke on Nagasaki. The twofold strike provoked Emperor Hiro Hito to surrender, which prompted the end of The Second Great War.

After the atomic bomb was dropped, no less than 140,000 individuals died. Thousands later lost their lives because of burns and radiation. The casualties of the blast in Nagasaki were rather 74 thousand.

Japan’s refuses to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

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A slogan displaying people’s interest to ban nuclear weapons

As the only nation to survive the assault of atomic weapons. Japan’s inability to approve the TPNW pulled in analytics from various groups and nuclear bomb survivors. They said that the choice deters the government’s long-standing anti-nuclear stance.

Terumi Tanaka, the 89-year-old co-chair of the Japan Confederation of A-and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations, said; “This is the only country on the planet to have been assaulted with atomic bombs in wartime. But, it can’t endorse the Settlement on the Restriction of Atomic Weapons. I believe it’s so pitiful and dishonorable.”

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Japan will not join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Yoshihide Suga refused to sign Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Japan’s PM denied signing the treaty

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has clearly stated that Japan won’t join the TPNW, in comments during an Aug. 6 presser session after the memorial service marking the 76th commemoration of the U.S. nuclear bombing of Hiroshima. Suga alluded to “the undeniably serious security climate” encompassing Japan. He said that the nation won’t approve the atomic weapons ban treaty.

CHINA has threatened to launch nuclear missiles at Japan

China threatens to nuke Japan non-stop if it tries to defend Taiwan
China threatens to nuke Japan

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has threatened that has warned that it will nuke Japan if the nation guards Taiwan. In a video uploaded to Xigua Video – a Chinese online video-sharing app – China has said that if Japan dares to mediate when it comes to Taiwan. China will launch a war against Japan, beginning with assaults with atomic bombs.

There are enough worrying signs the world is near the precarious edge of another atomic weapons contest. A provincial clash between atomic-equipped states could rise rapidly into a destructive worldwide emergency with calamitous results.

Japan is caught up

Japan's parliament should discuss on Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons does not have the support of nuclear weapons states. It is something Japan would ponder on instead of giving in to the emotional dilemma.

Nonetheless, it is significant for Japanese parliamentarians to talk about this matter. And, consider Japan’s public and global interests in the event that the TPNW becomes effective.

The world is at the verge of nuclear war

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Nuclear war could be devastating for the entire planet

The likelihood that nuclear weapons will be utilized in a provincial or worldwide clash has expanded over the previous decade. As indicated by a 67-page report released by Pentagon.

The report further says that despite several attempts by the US since 2010 to lessen the role of nuclear weapons in foreign relations and to negotiate the reduction in the number of atomic weapons all went in vain.

No potential foe has stepped down on either the part of atomic weapons in its public safety system or the number of atomic weapons it secures. Maybe, they chose the other way around.

We desperately need medicinal training on atomic issues. Most recent college grads believe the atomic conflict will happen in the following decade. Yet, they rank atomic weapons as the most un-significant of 12 worldwide issues.

Nuclear weapon states are distancing from arms control and setting out on a subsequent Virus War-style weapons contest.

China built missile silos and Russia assembles new sorts of atomic weapons, the UK and Pakistan are growing their atomic arms stockpiles as well, the US is burning through billions to “modernize” its armory, and other atomic forces are following the strides.

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