BS11+ Houdou LIVE Inside OUT “Breakdown of the NPT Conference! The Road to Nuclear Control and a ‘Nuclear Free World’”

On September 5, 2022, Professor Nobumasa Akiyama appeared as a commentator on the BS11+ channel news program Inside OUT Broadcast where he talked about the recent NPT conference as well as the pursuit of a “world without nuclear weapons”. The professor commented on the process of the negotiations at the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference, which he attended as an advisor to the Japanese delegation, and the atmosphere during the conference. He also discussed the non-adoption of the conference’s final resolution, explaining why Russia could not come to terms with the final document, and outlined the significant points of this year’s conference. Focusing on the Russia-Ukraine war, professor Akiyama also talked about the state of Ukraine’s nuclear power plants and Russia’s usage of nuclear weapons. The session concluded with a discussion on what actions Japan should take to further promote nuclear weapons reduction and nuclear nonproliferation amidst the tense situation in the East Asian region and while being under the U.S. nuclear umbrella.