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Cablegate: Universal Postal Union (Upu) Demarche to Japan

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RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHKO #1810 1840147
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 020147Z JUL 08
FM AMEMBASSY TOKYO
TO RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA 3364
RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 5553

UNCLAS TOKYO 001810

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

PLEASE PASS TO IO/T - CHRIS WOOD

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC ECON ETRD WTRO JA
SUBJECT: UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION (UPU) DEMARCHE TO JAPAN

REF: STATE 66814

SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED. PLEASE HANDLE APPROPRIATELY.

1. (SBU) Post delivered demarche points and diplomatic note
per ref June 27 to MOFA International Cooperation Bureau
official Yuki Yokomori. Yokomori stated the GOJ supports the
U.S. candidates for the UPU's Council of Administration (CA)
and the Postal Operations Council (POC) on the condition the
U.S. will back Japan's candidate for the POC.

2. (SBU) On other UPU issues, Yokomori told econoff the GOJ
is consulting internally regarding the inclusion of trade and
development in the Postal Union's mission. Regarding the
2009-2012 ordinary budget, Yokomori stated the GOJ strongly
supports the U.S. position for zero nominal growth and will
oppose any increase in the budget.
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