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Cablegate: Japan Hopes to Have Foreign Minister Attend Unga

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TAGS: PREL OTRA OVIP UNGA JA
SUBJECT: JAPAN HOPES TO HAVE FOREIGN MINISTER ATTEND UNGA


REF: STATE 112656

(SBU) A. Head of State -- no plans to attend.

B. Head of Government -- no plans to attend.

C. Foreign Minister -- The Government of Japan hopes to
send the Foreign Minister. However, the ruling party will
elect a new leader on September 20; that person will form a
new government during the September 20-30 period.
Consequently, we do not know, and will not know until the end
of September, who will represent Japan as the Foreign
Minister. There is also a possibility that the Foreign
Minister will not attend.

D. Other VIPs -- undecided at this time.

E. Foreign Ministry official responsible for IO affairs --
Who will go will be determined by whether or not the
Foreign Minister attends.
SCHIEFFER

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