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Cablegate: Japan Undecided About Prisoners of Conscience

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DE RUEHKO #1888 1910843
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 090843Z JUL 08
FM AMEMBASSY TOKYO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5720
INFO RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA PRIORITY 3370
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0708

UNCLAS TOKYO 001888

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IO/RHS - AMY OSTERMEIER, DRL/MLGA - DANIKA WALTERS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PREL KDEM JA
SUBJECT: JAPAN UNDECIDED ABOUT PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE
PUBLIC AFFAIRS EVENT

REF: STATE 70829

Embassy Tokyo Political Officer delivered reftel demarche
July 3 to MOFA Human Rights Division Officer Noriko Tanaka.
Tanaka said that Japan could not make any decision about
whether to co-sponsor without more information, including:
the nationality of the panelists, the expected result of the
event, how many participants we expect, and what other
countries will co-sponsor.
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