This book brings to light the major differences in the way Japanese and Americans perceive nuclear energy and nuclear proliferation. It makes an important contribution to the process of building a foundation for better understanding between the two countries.
Part 1: A Japanese View 1. The Confused History of Nuclear Nonproliferation 2. Areas of Conflict 3. What Kinds of Proliferation Should Be Prevented? 4. In Search of Workable Solutions 5. Systems Analysis of Nonproliferation Logic 6. Specific Nonproliferation Proposals 7. The Basic Structure of Nonproliferation 8. Comments on Mr. Imai's Position Part 2: An American View 9. The Present International System and Its Inadequacies 10. Four Principles for a Safer International System 11. The Benchmark Case 12. Economic Analysis of the Benchmark System 13. Measures to Enhance Security of Supply 14. The Importance of Dealing with the "Back End" 15. Alternative Paths Examined 16. Creating and Strengthening Institutions Institutional Initiatives 17. In Conclusion 18. Comments on Mr. Rowen's Position