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Cablegate: Japan Informed of Upcoming U.S. Initiatives

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P 080754Z FEB 08
FM AMEMBASSY TOKYO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1623
INFO RUCNARF/ASEAN REGIONAL FORUM COLLECTIVE PRIORITY

UNCLAS TOKYO 000343

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL ARF PREL PTER JA
SUBJECT: JAPAN INFORMED OF UPCOMING U.S. INITIATIVES
REGARDING ARF

REF: SECSTATE 08005

1. (SBU) MOFA Foreign Policy Bureau Deputy Director
Yoshihiro Nakayama on February 7 thanked Embassy Tokyo for
the U.S. comments on Singapore,s draft review of the ARF
paper, the accompanying cover letter from A/S Hill, and the
nonpaper on the U.S. draft ARF Counterterrorism and
Transnational Crime (CTTC) Workplan. Nakayama said MOFA
would study the documents carefully and conveyed his
appreciation for the information. He pledged to follow up
with Embassy Tokyo should MOFA need any clarifications.
DONOVAN

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