Japan sticks to non-nuclear arms pledge after Trump remark

March 28, 2016 10:44 AM

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TOKYO – Japan's government says it will stick to its policy of not possessing nuclear weapons, after U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump said he would be open to the idea of Japan and South Korea having their own atomic arsenals.

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters Monday that the country's "three principles of not owning, making or allowing nuclear weapons remain an important basic policy of the government."

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