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THE PEACE MISSION 2013
COMMMITTEE: THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL
COUNTRY: JAPAN
TOPIC: PROBLEMS ARISING DUE NUCLEAR THREAT POSED BY NORTH KOREA DELEGATE: JOSH PRAKASH MAJUMDAR

POSITION PAPER

In panorama of the topic with which this committee deals with, the State of Japan holds strong feelings.
In the recent turn of events and in a time of nuclear propaganda, the world stands at a particular threshold. In this time and position, strong, potent and inviolable steps and decisions need to be taken. This is aimed not necessarily to prevent a potential nuclear war but to bring the world to a state where open dialogues, sessions and treaties are followed.

Japan has had weary relations with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) from the late 1970’s. The North Korean abduction of Japanese citizens (1977-1983) is still a lingering problem with shady statics and public news. Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has engaged in talks with the North Korean government from 2001 and has not reached a diplomatic conclusion. Lately, this has been misinterpreted by Japan’s allies as other motives. It is here that Japan wishes to clear that, while on one hand Japan has a duty towards her citizens, she faces threat from the DPRK and is in no mind to enter into a different ballgame. It is easy to write off North Korean threats to strike the United States with a nuclear-tipped missile as bluster: it has never demonstrated the capability to deploy a missile that could reach the Pacific island of Guam let alone the mainland United States. However, Japan stands at a compromising geographical disadvantage in this context. It of this reason that Japan has taken precautions, namely a ballistic missile defence interception project with the United States of America, following the long-range Taepodong missile over Japan’s main island in 1998.

Japan has faced open threats from the DPRK for following world policies, when chief spokes-person of the Republic in the Rodong Sinmun

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