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Senior Japanese lawmakers eye 'nuclear sharing' option with U.S.

Ruling party members weigh workarounds for pledge not to use atomic weapons

Two U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bombers fly overhead at the Royal Air Force Fairford air station in the U.K. in 2020. The planes can carry nuclear cruise missiles. (Handout photo from the U.S. Air Force)   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Calls are growing within Japan's ruling party to discuss a nuclear-sharing arrangement with the U.S., a contentious issue for a country that has vowed not to maintain or introduce nuclear weapons.

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