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Cablegate: Iap Documents Delivered to Japan

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OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHKO #4829 2351048
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 231048Z AUG 06
FM AMEMBASSY TOKYO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 5664
RHEFHLC/HOMELAND SECURITY CENTER WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE

UNCLAS TOKYO 004829

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
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DEPARTMENT PLEASE PASS TO EAP/J RWINSHIP.
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY PLEASE PASS TO CBP KSAVA.

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PTER PGOV JA
SUBJECT: IAP DOCUMENTS DELIVERED TO JAPAN

REF: STATE 138354

1. (SBU) This is an action request. Please see para 3.

2. (SBU) Embassy Tokyo Political Officer conveyed reftel
demarche to Ministry of Foreign Affairs International
Counterterrorism Cooperation Division Officer Mikiko Masuda
on August 23, 2006. Masuda thanked us for the Immigration
Advisory Program (IAP) documents and promised to disseminate
them to the relevant ministries and agencies.

3. (SBU) Masuda asked that we include the U.S. response to
the draft Note Verbale in the discussions scheduled for
August 28. The Foreign Ministry remains comfortable using
the response drafted in March 2006. If the United States
would like to amend the response note, Masuda asked for
notification as soon as possible. Please let Post know if
the Department of State and the Department of Homeland
Security are agreeable to the following text:

Embassy of the U.S.A. presents its compliments to the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and has the honor to refer to the
note No. XXX from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

The United States is confident that the high level of
cooperation and informational exchange that has been
established for such an important aspect of airline passenger
security will be beneficial to our two governments and shares
the understanding as set forth in the Japanese note.

The Embassy of the U.S.A. avails itself of this opportunity
to renew to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the assurances of
its highest consideration.
DONOVAN

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