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

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

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