Former US president Richard Nixon welcomes then Japanese prime minister Eisaku Sato to the White House in 1969. Photo: AP

Ex-US president Nixon and Japan agreed to deny existence of secret deal to place nuclear weapons in Okinawa, documents show

  • Memorandum uncovered from presidential library of late US leader sheds further light on long-rumoured agreement between Washington and Tokyo
  • Retaining the right to store the weapons in the prefecture was a condition America laid out before agreeing to return it to Japanese control in 1971
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Former US president Richard Nixon welcomes then Japanese prime minister Eisaku Sato to the White House in 1969. Photo: AP
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