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Cablegate: Private-Sector Outreach and the Global Initiative

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PARM PREL PTER KGIC IAEA JA
SUBJECT: PRIVATE-SECTOR OUTREACH AND THE GLOBAL INITIATIVE
TO COMBAT NUCLEAR TERRORISM: THE GOJ INITIAL RESPONSE

REF: STATE 5399

1. This message contains an action request.


2. ESToff delivered the points contained in ref to Ministry
of Foreign Affairs International Nuclear Cooperation Division
officer Yukari Aosa on January 22. She had no immediate
reply to the points on encouraging private-sector
partnerships in the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear
Terrorism, but stated that the GOJ will continue to work
closely with the U.S. to enhance the Global Initiative's
goals.

3. On January 23, after consulting within the GOJ on the
matter, Ms. Aosa asked that we provide an answer to help
Japan better contribute to the project:

a) Can the U.S. provide Japan with an appropriate
information paper to give to private-sector organizations
explaining possible activities to host or organize? The GOJ
understands some of the information on the GI is sensitive
and should not be disclosed to the public. Therefore, clear
guidance on what can be shared to the private sector would be
helpful.

b) Is writing a "statement of support" sufficient, or must
private-sector organizations also hold a GI workshop within
the Plan of Activity?

c) The GOJ would appreciate further information on how to
best invite private-sector organizations to the 4th political
GI meeting? A recommended list of companies would be
welcomed as well.

d) How will the upcoming meetings be organized if the
private-sector is also expected to fully participate and
contribute to discussions and activities? The previous
meetings were closed sessions for government officials only
and sometimes sensitive information was discussed.

4. Mission appreciates Washington's assistance in providing
information to the GOJ's requests.
SCHIEFFER

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