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Cablegate: Country Clearance Dasd for Sedney, Basalla, Geis,

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RUHBANB/OKINAWA AREA FLD OFC US FORCES JAPAN CP BUTLER JA

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SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

EAP/EX FOR C. KLEIN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OTRA PREL JA
SUBJECT: COUNTRY CLEARANCE DASD FOR SEDNEY, BASALLA, GEIS,
AND KOSINSKI

REF: SECDEF 261841Z

1. (U) Embassy welcomes and grants country clearance for the
July 28, 2007 to August 2, 2007 visit to Japan by DASD David
Sedney, Suzanne Basalla, John Geis, and Major Leonard
Kosinski.

2. (U) Control Officer for the visit will be
Political-Military Officer Simon Lee. He can be reached at:

Office phone: (81-3)3224-5337
Home phone: (81-3)3224-6881
Mobile phone: 81-90-4837-5822
Fax: (81-3)3224-5322
E-mail: LeeS@state.gov (unclassified)

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Hotel Reservations
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3. (U) Tokyo hotel reservations have been made at the Hotel
Okura 2-10-4 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8416, Tel:
(81-3) 3582-0111 Fax: (81-3) 3582-3707. Details as follows:

David Sedney
Arrive: July 31, 2007
Depart: August 4, 2007

Suzanne Basalla
Arrive: July 29, 2007
Depart: August 2, 2007

John Geis
Arrive: July 28, 2007
Depart: August 2, 2007

Leonard Kosinski
Arrive: July 29, 2007
Depart: August 2, 2007

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Airport to Hotel Transportation
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4. (U) Embassy/USFJ vehicle and staff will meet visitors at
the arrival gate to assist.

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Visa
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5. (U) Holders of U.S. diplomatic or official passports must
have a Japanese visa to enter Japan. Travelers on a U.S.
tourist (blue cover) passport may enter Japan as a tourist
without a Japanese visa for up to 90 days.

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Embassy Laptop Policy
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6. (U) The Embassy's laptop policy is as follows: Absolutely
no personal, non-government owned laptop computers may enter
the Embassy. Absolutely no laptop, even government owned,
may be connected to the Embassy network in any way. TDY
employees are reminded that no government owned laptops may
enter the Embassy without prior RSO approval. Absolutely no
laptop, even government owned, inside CAA areas unless
special pre-approval, based on business need, has been given.
If you would like to bring a US government owned and
provided laptop computer into the Embassy, please contact the
RSO's office prior to your visit for the briefing and
approval.

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Threat Assessment
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7. (U) U.S. Government facilities worldwide remain at a
heightened state of alert. As the U.S. Government has
reported in public announcements over the last several

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months, U.S. citizens and interests abroad may be at
increased risk of terrorist actions from extremist groups,
which may target civilians and include suicide operations.
Most recently, we advised that we had unconfirmed information
that terrorist actions may be taken against U.S. Military
facilities and/or establishments frequented by U.S. military
personnel in Korea and Japan. Americans should increase
their security awareness and avoid locations where Americans
are generally known to congregate. The Department will
continue to develop information about potential threats to
Americans overseas and to share credible threat information
through its consular information program documents available
on the internet at the Bureau of Consular Affairs home page:
http://www.travel.state.gov.

8. (U) In addition, we continue to be concerned about
information we received in May 2001 that American citizens
may be the target of a terrorist threat from extremist groups
with links to Usama Bin Laden's Al-Qaida organization. In
the past, such individuals have not distinguished between
official and civilian targets. The Embassy takes all threats
seriously. The U.S. Embassy Tokyo can be contacted 24 hours
a day at 03-3224-5000 (locally) or 81-3-3224-5000
(internationally).

9. (SBU) The general threat from crime in Tokyo and
throughout Japan is low. Crime is at levels well below the
U.S. national average. Violent crime is rare, but does
exist. The Japanese National Police report continued
problems with pick-pocketing of foreigners in crowded
shopping areas of Tokyo. Although street crime is low,
common sense security measures are advised for all American
citizens traveling in Japan.

10. (SBU) Visitors are urged to maintain a high level of
vigilance and to increase their security awareness.
Americans should maintain a low profile, vary routes and
times for all required travel, and treat mail and packages
from unfamiliar sources with suspicion. Visitors are also
urged to avoid contact with any suspicious, unfamiliar
objects, and to report the presence of such objects to local
authorities. Vehicles should not be left unattended and
should be kept locked at all times.
SCHIEFFER

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