Prime Minister Fumio Kishida stressed the importance of the issue of the experience of Japan, the only country affected by nuclear weapons.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Tuesday, following a teleconference between the leaders of the United States and partner countries on the Ukrainian situation, told reporters that during the discussion he declared the inadmissibility of the use of nuclear weapons.
“On behalf of Japan, the only country affected by nuclear weapons, and being a native of Hiroshima, which was bombed, I stressed the inadmissibility of the threat and use of this type of weapons,” Kishida said.
The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were carried out by the U.S. Armed Forces at the very end of World War II. Their official goal was to accelerate the surrender of the Japanese Empire. These attacks have become the only example of the combat use of nuclear weapons in the history of mankind. The United States still does not recognize its moral responsibility, justifying such actions by “military necessity.”
Earlier, a White House spokesman reported on a conversation between U.S. President Joe Biden and the leaders of allied countries, including Japan. In addition to Biden and Kisida, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Head of the European Council Charles Michel, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Presidents of France, Poland and Romania Emmanuel Macron, Andrzej Duda and Klaus Iohannis, Prime Ministers of Great Britain, Italy and Canada Boris Johnson, Mario Draghi and Justin Trudeau, as well as NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg took part in the conversation.