Minister of Defense “Nuclear plants give us deterrent force”


Japanese government considers owing nuclear plants gives them nuclear deterrent force.

Morimoto, minister of defense attended a conference of power companies and commented like this below,



Having nuclear plants is not only the issue of power supply. It’s playing the significant role of deterrent force for neighbor countries.


He thinks keeping nuclear plants makes neighbor countries think about Japanese potential to own nuclear weapons, which is merit for Japanese national defense.

The comment above was made this January, before his inauguration.

For the interview of Kyodo, he talked “Now that I’m a member the government, I follow their three antinuclear principles. However, I want to realize my idea in the actual policy.”

Back in July, Japanese prime minister Noda stated he can’t stop nuclear plants because it’s connected to Japanese national security. (cf. Noda “Nuclear plant is for national security”)




Français :

Le ministre de la Défense : “Les centrales nucléaires nous donnent la force de dissuasion”


Le gouvernement japonais considère que la possession de centrales nucléaires leur donnent une force de dissuasion.

M. Morimoto, ministre de la défense, s’est rendu à une conférence des entreprises d’électricité et y a dit ceci :


Avoir des centrales nucléaires ne permet pas seulement de produire du courant. Elles ont aussi un rôle important pour le Japon en tant que puissante force de dissuasion vis-à-vis des pays voisins.

Il pense que les centrales nucléaires obligent les pays voisins à regarder le Japon comme une puissance nucléaire, ce qui profite à la défense nationale japonaise.

Il a dit ce qui précède en janvier, avant l’ouverture de la conférence.

Au cours de l’interview au Kyodo (News), il a dit : “Maintenant que je suis membre du gouvernement, je me plie à leurs trois principes antinucléaires. Toutefois, je veux concrétiser mes idées dans la politique actuelle.”

Plus tôt en juillet, le premier ministre Noda avait affirmé qu’il ne pouvait arrêter toutes les centrales nucléaires parce que la sécurité nationale du Japon en dépendait. (cf. Noda : “Les centrales nucléaires font partie de la défense nationale”)


  1. It’s playing the significant role of
    deterrent force for neighbor countries.

    So true, at this rate of containment
    along with another strong quake
    japan will become a nuke wasteland

    What country in their right mind would overtake that.

    Warmongers, same old song and dance
    He just admitted elec power supply is just a cover

    The man cant see, the enemy is not next door
    its inside the camp.

  2. Let’s see.

    Red team has stockpiled huge quantities of highly toxic and dangerous substance in fifty lightly secured facilities geographically distributed across the Red country. Substance is not weapon-ready, and could not be made weapon ready for months. However release of the unweaponized substance into the environment could kill millions of Red citizens in days if suddenly released.

    Red cities are downwind of the facilities and would suffer major destruction and death. Blue team cities are upwind, distant and relatively safe from any fallout.

    First strike in a shooting war – hit the lightly fortified facilities, release the toxins on the Red team cities.

    Yeah. deterrence.

  3. I think they actually have A-bombs, not just the potential for them, sort of like Israel, but maybe a little sneakier. It may not be smart, but it’s clever.

  4. Nuclear power existence is contingent on nuclear weaponization to begin with. It’s a farce to even suggest that nuclear power was instituted for peaceful purposes. It’s not just a deterrent… it’s a threat to all of mankind. And how its finally time to pay the piper, it seems.

  5. Yes, nuclear plants are such a deterrent that people will think twice before attacking Japan out of fear of… high… electricity bills… yeah.

  6. I love these comments. You have to keep your sense of humor, or you may not be left with any sense at all.
    Seriously, though, my heart goes out to the people in Japan that have been affected by this disaster. I guess what bothers me the most is that there are signs that the effects are not over yet. That aspect is what most of the mainstream media totally ignores, but is what should trouble the world the most.

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September 2012