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Cablegate: Japan Response On Blue Lantern Level 3:

VZCZCXYZ0000
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHKO #1996 2000704
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 180704Z JUL 08
FM AMEMBASSY TOKYO
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5943

UNCLAS TOKYO 001996

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

PM/DTCC BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC JA
SUBJECT: JAPAN RESPONSE ON BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3:
POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK LIC 050071311

REF: STATE 58813

1. (SBU) Per request contained in ref, econoff contacted
Global Gate President, S. Fred Kawashima, June 19. Kawashima
said he understands ITAR and USML restrictions regarding his
business and showed econoff the contract with the Ministry of
Defense (MOD) for the parts listed in ref. The contract
stated a 2,562,000 yen ($25,600 at current exchange rate)
cost to MOD while the the value of the parts given in the
export license was $11,500. A copy of the contract has been
provided to PM/DTCC via email. Kawashima said the parts
should be delivered to MOD at the end of August/or early
September.

2. (SBU) Kawashima told econoff equipment going to MOD's Air
Self-Defense Forces (ASDF) 2nd Depot is normally shipped to
APC, a company located just outside the fence of the 2nd
Depot compound. At APC, the equipment is inspected,
repacked, and then transferred to the ASDF. When econoff
noted APC did not appear to be listed on the license,
Kwashima replied it is unnecessary to list every company
handling the licensed merchandise, such as freight forwarders
and shippers.

3. (SBU) APC or Aero Speciality Inc. has a website:
http://www.apc-aero.co.jp/page006.html Kawashima said his
point of contact at this company is Mr. Tamura (no further
information). The address of the company is Unuma Asahi-cho
2-5, Kagami-hara City, Gifu Prefecture. Kawashima also told
econoff Kokusai Aeromarine Corp. (no further information) is
the custom-house broker in this transaction.

4. (SBU) On July 16, Ministry of Defense Equipment Policy
Deputy Director Shinji Sato confirmed ASDF 2nd Depot ordered
all parts cited in ref.
ZUMWALT

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