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Cablegate: Japan Likely to Support Prisoners of Conscience

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P 230959Z APR 08
FM AMEMBASSY TOKYO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3702
INFO RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA PRIORITY 3296
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 9501

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PHUM EUN JA
SUBJECT: JAPAN LIKELY TO SUPPORT PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE
DECLARATION

REF: STATE 040386

Embassy Tokyo Political Officer delivered reftel demarche
April 21 to MOFA Human Rights Division Principal Deputy
Director Takako Ito. Ito said that Japan supports the
declaration in substance and would inform the U.S. delegation
in New York whether Japan will co-sponsor.
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