Japan to remain non-nuclear power, government spokesman says

Japan to remain non-nuclear power, government spokesman says
Japan to remain non-nuclear power, government spokesman says

Japan has no intention of developing nuclear weapons in response to North Korea's claim of an atomic test last week, a top Japanese government spokesman said Monday.

A leading ruling party official reportedly said on Sunday that Japan needs to discuss whether to create its own nuclear deterrent.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasuhisa Shiozaki said on Monday, however, that the government was committed to remaining a non-nuclear power, despite those comments, reports AP.

"There is no change whatsoever to our government position that Japan will not possess any nuclear weapons," Shiozaki told reporters.