The Japanese government welcomed the statement of the permanent nuclear powers in the Security Council (Russia, the United States, China, Britain and France), on the need to prevent nuclear wars, noting that it would give “importance to achieve a world free of nuclear weapons.”
“We welcome the joint statement issued by the five nuclear powers, (To Prevent Nuclear War and Avoid an Arms Race), as it will give impetus to the realization of a world free of nuclear weapons,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said at a press conference.
Matsuno noted that his country is the only country in the world that has been subjected to atomic bombings in the past, and intends to continue making efforts to achieve the goal of the complete elimination of nuclear weapons.
On Monday, the leaders of Russia, China, Britain, the United States and France issued a joint statement, expressing their countries’ commitment to the non- eruption of any nuclear confrontation.
The five countries also stated that they consider their primary responsibility to prevent war between nuclear states and reduce strategic risks