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Japan, awaiting a US ship, rules out bringing A-arms

By Compiled From Wire Service Dispatches With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Linda Feldmann / March 18, 1983


The Japanese government, fearing protests next week during the visit of the US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Enterprise, told the United States it cannot bring nuclear weapons into Japan. Japanese regulations do not permit introduction of nuclear weapons into Japan or its territorial waters. More than 3,000 riot police will protect the ship and its crew when it arrives.

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