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Cablegate: Tokyo Media Reaction - 19th Anniversary Of

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SUBJECT: TOKYO MEDIA REACTION - 19TH ANNIVERSARY OF
TIANANMEN SQUARE INCIDENT

1. LEAD STORIES: All Thursday morning papers led with
Wednesday's ruling by Japan's Supreme Court declaring
unconstitutional a legal clause stipulating that
Japanese nationality is limited to children born to
'married' Japanese parents.

2. "Hope for Democratization through Olympics
Evaporates" On the 19th anniversary of the Tiananmen
Square massacre, a Beijing correspondent for the top-
circulation, moderate Yomiuri reported (6/5): "What
echoes at the Tiananmen Square nowadays is the Hu
administration's slogan calling for 'stability,' as
well as 'Love Country' shouted by the Chinese people.
The expectation which once prevailed at home and abroad
that the Beijing Olympics will promote democratization
in China appears to be disappearing."

3. "Monitoring Eased Ahead of Olympics" The business-
oriented Nikkei wrote from Beijing (6/5): "On the eve
of the Tiananmen incident anniversary, Chinese
authorities appeared to ease their grip on civic
activists and the families of the victims in order to
head off the worsening of its image abroad ahead of the
Beijing Olympic Games in August. However, the communist
party's policy of clamping down on democratization
forces remains unchanged. Beijing is also negative
about reviewing its official position that the 1989
incident was a 'revolt by anti-revolutionary
elements.'"

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