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Cablegate: Tokyo Media Reaction - U.S.-Eu Summit And

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CP BUTLER OKINAWA FOR AREA FIELD OFFICE;
PACOM HONOLULU FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY ADVISOR

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TAGS: OIIP KMDR KPAO JA
SUBJECT: TOKYO MEDIA REACTION - U.S.-EU SUMMIT AND
CHINA


1. LEAD STORIES: Top stories this morning included the
Japanese Supreme Court order issued on Tuesday to a
convicted former gangster to repay to the plaintiffs
not only the extortionate interest rate he charged but
also the principal of the loans.

2. "U.S., EU Split over Global Warming" The business-
oriented Nikkei's report from Slovenia stated (6/11):
"The differences between the U.S. and EU over
post-Kyoto measures against global warming are growing.
The gap between the two sides remained at the U.S.-EU
summit held in Slovenia on Tuesday, as the U.S. placed
priority on participation by major emitters, while the
EU insisted on significant cuts in emissions."

3. "Information Disclosure Will Help Reconstruction"
The conservative Sankei editorialized (6/11): "...The
massive earthquake in Sichuan Province, a horrible
natural disaster, has brought about a change in China,
which will host the Olympics this summer. Support for
the quake victims from within the country and around
the world was swift, as detailed information about the
devastation was disseminated with unusual speed....
However, Chinese authorities have not yet provided
sufficient information about the earthquake's impact on
nuclear facilities in Sichuan Province.... It will
likely take three to five years to rebuild the region.
Reconstruction could be accelerated, though, if China
were to learn the lessons from other nations that have
suffered devastating disasters and break with its
tendencies toward single-party dictatorship in favor of
information disclosure."

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