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Cablegate: Goj Response to Blue Lantern: Pre-License End-Use

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PP RUEHFK RUEHKSO RUEHNAG RUEHNH
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ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 120146Z SEP 08
FM AMEMBASSY TOKYO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 7202
INFO RUEHBJ/AMEMBASSY BEIJING PRIORITY 5313
RUEHBY/AMEMBASSY CANBERRA PRIORITY 2768
RUEHUL/AMEMBASSY SEOUL PRIORITY 1311
RUEHGP/AMEMBASSY SINGAPORE PRIORITY 7219
RUEHFK/AMCONSUL FUKUOKA PRIORITY 9834
RUEHNAG/AMCONSUL NAGOYA PRIORITY 7947
RUEHNH/AMCONSUL NAHA PRIORITY 2195
RUEHOK/AMCONSUL OSAKA KOBE PRIORITY 3575
RUEHKSO/AMCONSUL SAPPORO PRIORITY 0411

UNCLAS TOKYO 002509

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC ETRD JA
SUBJECT: GOJ RESPONSE TO BLUE LANTERN: PRE-LICENSE END-USE
CHECK 050113111

REF: A. STATE 84504
B. TOKYO 1996

1. (SBU) Ministry of Defense officials confirmed the details
of the Global Gate contract with us August 22. Equipment
Policy Deputy Director Takeshi Kawamura said the Ministry of
Defense signed a contract with Kawasaki Heavy Industries in
JFY 2005 for P-X patrol aircraft accessories. Mitsubishi
Heavy Industries signed a subcontract to manufacture parts
for the project.

2. (SBU) Kawamura said the P-X patrol aircraft is not yet in
the Japanese Self Defense Force inventory because the
aircraft is still in the development phase. The second
prototype is now in testing.

3. (SBU) Mitsubshi Heavy Industry told us they contract with
Global Gate to order parts. When asked about their on-site
security, Global Gate President S. Fred Kawashima told us
September 10 that his company will "never see the parts." He
said once processed through Customs in Japan, they will go
directly to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. It remains unclear
why Global Gate President has repeatedly assured EmbOffs he
and his company have been involved in defense procurement for
years, but the company's name is not on previous licenses.
As part of this check, he reiterated that he and his staff
are professional, seasoned and well informed with regard to
ITAR, Wassenaar and other export controls regulations.
ZUMWALT

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