Search

 

Cablegate: Tokyo Media Reaction - Secretary Rice's

VZCZCXRO6876
PP RUEHFK RUEHKSO RUEHNAG RUEHNH
DE RUEHKO #1798 1830307
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 010307Z JUL 08
FM AMEMBASSY TOKYO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5515
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC PRIORITY
RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RUYNAAC/COMNAVFORJAPAN YOKOSUKA JA PRIORITY
RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI PRIORITY
RHHMHBA/COMPACFLT PEARL HARBOR HI//N541// PRIORITY
RHMFIUU/HQ PACAF HICKAM AFB HI//CC/PA// PRIORITY
RUHBANB/OKINAWA FLD OFC US FORCES JAPAN CP BUTLER JA PRIORITY
RHMFIUU/USFJ PRIORITY
INFO RUEHFK/AMCONSUL FUKUOKA 8669
RUEHNH/AMCONSUL NAHA 1045
RUEHNAG/AMCONSUL NAGOYA 6901
RUEHKSO/AMCONSUL SAPPORO 9254
RUEHOK/AMCONSUL OSAKA KOBE 2398
RUEHBJ/AMEMBASSY BEIJING 4182
RUEHMO/AMEMBASSY MOSCOW 2402
RUEHUL/AMEMBASSY SEOUL 0173
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0588
RHEHAAA/NSC WASHDC

UNCLAS TOKYO 001798

SIPDIS

STATE FOR I/RF, PA/PR/FPC/W, IIP/G/EA, EAP/PD, R/MR,
EAP/J, EAP/P, PM;
USTR FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE;
TREASURY FOR OASIA/IMI;
SECDEF FOR OASD/PA;
CP BUTLER OKINAWA FOR AREA FIELD OFFICE;
PACOM HONOLULU FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY ADVISOR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OIIP KMDR KPAO JA
SUBJECT: TOKYO MEDIA REACTION - SECRETARY RICE'S
NORTHEAST ASIA TOUR AND SUDAN

1. LEAD STORIES: Tuesday morning's Mainichi gave top
play to the finding that a GSDF staffer last February
lost a USB memory device containing a unit deployment
chart for a U.S.-Japan defense exercise.

2. "Secretary Rice Calls for Closer Coordination for
DPRK Denuclearization" The liberal Mainichi's
correspondent reported from Beijing (7/1): "During her
Northeast Asia tour, Secretary Rice urged enhanced
coordination toward the abolition of all of North
Korea's nuclear programs and made arrangements for
convening a six-party foreign ministerial aimed at
enhancing the six-party framework.... In addition to
holding consultations on issues related to the
six-party talks, the Secretary also spent many hours
exchanging opinions on security cooperation in the
region. She held such extensive discussions from a long-
term standpoint with the goal of enhancing the
functions of the six-party framework."

3. "International Community Should Take Firm Position"
The conservative Sankei insisted in an editorial (7/1):
"...The response (to the Zimbabwean presidential
election) by the UN and the international community has
been slow. What must not be forgotten is the presence
of China, which has supported Mugabe by citing the
principle of 'noninterference in the internal affairs
of another state.'... China should be aware of its
responsibilities as a permanent member of the UN
Security Council tasked with maintaining peace and
security for the international community.... In order
to press Mugabe to change course, the G8 summit and the
UNSC need to come up with firm measures, including
sanctions."

4. "Undemocratic Election in Zimbabwe" The business-
oriented Nikkei editorialized (7/1): "No presidential
election has been as roundly condemned internationally
as the one just held in Zimbabwe. President Mugabe was
reelected after a campaign rife with institutional
violence and blackmail directed toward supporters of
his opponent. It should be denounced as an undemocratic
election.... The African Union held a summit in Egypt
with President Mugabe attending. Nothing is more
important for African leaders than to clearly criticize
Mugabe."

SCHIEFFER

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Werewolf: Gordon Campbell On North Korea, Neo-Nazism, And Milo

With a bit of luck the planet won’t be devastated by nuclear war in the next few days. US President Donald Trump will have begun to fixate on some other way to gratify his self-esteem – maybe by invading Venezuela or starting a war with Iran. More>>

Victory Declared: New Stabilisation Funding From NZ As Mosul Is Retaken

New Zealand has congratulated the Iraqi government on the successful liberation of Mosul from ISIS after a long and hard-fought campaign. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Current US Moves Against North Korea

If Martians visited early last week, they’d probably be scratching their heads as to why North Korea was being treated as a potential trigger for global conflict... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Lessons From Corbyn’s Campaign

Leaving partisan politics aside – and ignoring Jeremy Corbyn’s sensational election campaign for a moment – it has to be said that Britain is now really up shit creek... More>>

ALSO:

Another US Court: Fourth Circuit Rules Muslim Ban Discriminatory

ACLU: Step by step, point by point, the court laid out what has been clear from the start: The president promised to ban Muslims from the United States, and his executive orders are an attempt to do just that. More>>

ALSO: