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Japan's Moment to Shine

Author: Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies
PacNet #18
Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Leaders from 46 countries arrive this weekend in Washington for President Obama's initiative on nuclear security. Prime Minister Hatoyama Yukio, as Japan's representative, will have ample opportunity in this unique setting to give voice to Japan's long-held aspirations for a nuclear free world. But he can also do what no previous Japanese prime minister could--he can work with President Obama on a shared action plan for nonproliferation and disarmament.

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