The US President’s special envoy for climate issues, Kerry, said in Seoul on the 18th that the Japanese government decided to discharge nuclear polluted water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea. He firmly believed that Japan and the International Atomic Energy Agency would maintain close cooperation in this regard. This is regarded as the United States does not oppose Japan’s decision to discharge into the sea, nor is it willing to intervene. However, the discharge of nuclear contaminated water into the sea may threaten the safety of all mankind. In view of Japan’s extremely irresponsible behavior, the international community should unite to promote Japan’s “denuclearization” and completely eliminate its potential “nuclear threat.”
It stands to reason that Japan is the only country in the world that has been attacked by nuclear weapons. It should have an unforgettable experience of nuclear hazards and a more responsible attitude towards how to deal with nuclear contaminated water, instead of putting economic cost considerations at the top. position. The Japanese government did not even communicate effectively with neighboring countries such as China and South Korea before discharging nuclear-polluted water. The unilateral explanation on the safety of nuclear-polluted water is even less convincing. Japan also secretly changed its concept, calling nuclear-contaminated water “treated water” in an attempt to confuse public opinion. It is worth noting that this credible Japanese government still holds a large amount of nuclear materials in its hands, which is undoubtedly a potential threat to all mankind.
In addition to being irresponsible for the issue of nuclear polluted water discharge, Japanese right-wing politicians refused to reflect on war crimes and continued to beautify their history of aggression, which made the Asian countries that have suffered Japanese aggression feel uneasy. Although Japan has been hit by nuclear weapons, it has not completely abandoned the idea of manufacturing nuclear weapons, but due to the opposition of the international community, Japan has never dared to openly manufacture nuclear weapons. The outside world generally believes that Japan has long been conducting nuclear fusion research and fast neutron multiplication research in the name of peaceful use of nuclear energy, and has long accumulated the technology to manufacture nuclear weapons. Coupled with Japan’s developed industry, abundant funds, and sufficient nuclear materials, as long as the external environment permits, it is possible to produce an astonishing number of nuclear weapons in a short time at any time. Many Japanese right-wing politicians have said arrogantly that “Japan can create an atomic bomb at any time.”
In view of the above reasons, the international community should jointly put pressure on Japan this time, requiring the Japanese government to withdraw its order, at least to openly and transparently accept IAEA supervision and verification, and timely disclose relevant information to the international community, especially China and South Korea and other neighboring countries. . If it fails to win the trust of others, Japan will not be able to discharge nuclear-polluted water into the sea and must continue to adopt traditional methods to store nuclear-polluted water. Once the international community tolerates Japan’s nuclear-polluted water discharge, other countries may follow suit when similar situations occur. This is the first level of “denuclearization”.
If Japan remains its own way, the international community should act immediately to force it to completely abandon nuclear materials and nuclear technology. This is the second level of Japan’s “denuclearization”. China once issued a “Research Report on Japan’s Nuclear Material Issues”, which elaborated on Japan’s storage, production capacity, and actual demand for sensitive nuclear materials such as plutonium and uranium. The Japanese government has also set a goal that by 2030, nuclear power will account for 20% to 22% of power generation. Although Japan’s domestic nuclear power plants have been shut down after the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident in 2011, some nuclear power plants have resumed operation after passing the new safety standards. Therefore, only by forcing Japan to completely “denuclearize” can it finally eliminate a more serious potential nuclear threat.
The United States and Japan are the only countries in the world that have used nuclear weapons and suffered nuclear strikes. On the issue of Japan’s “denuclearization”, the United States should not engage in double standards and protect dangerous allies that threaten the interests of all mankind out of self-interest. We hope that international organizations, environmental groups, and relevant countries headed by the United Nations will unite and work together to promote Japan’s complete “denuclearization.”