Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Secret N-pact comes to light
The Yomiuri Shimbun reported that the family of Eisaku Sato, the former Japanese prime minister, had in their possession a secret agreement that he signed with Richard Nixon in 1969. According to this agreement, America would remove its nuclear weapons from Okinawa when she returned the islands to Japan. However, as part of the agreement, Japan agreed to allow America to reintroduce those weapons to Okinawa during times of emergency. The Japanese foreign ministry has denied that this agreement exists.