Oh, I see. It is not just Article 9 of the constitution but for instance we
ha... we ratified the Non-Proliferation Treaty. There is a basic, basic act in Japan for use of nuclear
energy. And it is clearly stipulated that nuclear energy should be used only for peaceful purposes.
And then also we have these three non-nuclear principles. So you know, we, we have one principle after
another renouncing possible reliance on nu-nuclear weapons. So you know... our frank reaction was if — isn't
that enough? You know. Do you still need some more assurance from us? That was our reaction. And then we
were very much surprised and actually at one time unhappy when we were told that it was — the US position
was not directed to Japan but also to countries like Brazil or Pakistan or other countries which are
refusing to ratify the Non-Proliferation Treaty. So you know, that seemed to mean that from the US point of
view it didn't make any difference whether it was Japan or Brazil or Pakistan. So you know, that we
were very unhappy about that kind of recognition. So we tried to emphasize that there is a basic difference
between countries like Japan and then, and then West Germany which have clearly stipulated that we were
against nuclear proliferation and that we did — renounced nuclear weapons. And at
the same time we have a very sub... already a very substantial nuclear program. So we thought that it is
totally unfair to treat countries like Japan on the equal basis as other you know count...