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Japan's Hidden Arms Trade

Asia Times (Hong Kong) / Japan Focus

1 December 2005

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Small Arms

Japan has been one of the lead actors in the 2001 UN Program of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (PoA). It has donated substantial sums of money for various weapons collection programs worldwide, most notably, more than US$10 million for programs in Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Sierra Leone. [5] Furthermore, Japan continues to campaign for the establishment of an international system to mark and trace small arms.[6] ……

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[5] Japan to enforce arms reduction policy accessed 7 March 2005 & Government of Japan's National Report on the Implementation of Programme of Action (PoA) to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (accessed 17 July 2003)

[6] Speech by Ambassador Amano Yukiya, director-general for Arms Control and Scientific Affairs (accessed 17 July 2003)

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