Search

 

Cablegate: Media Reaction Q North Korea - Tokyo

VZCZCXRO2290
PP RUEHFK
DE RUEHKO #6048 2910216
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 180216Z OCT 06
FM AMEMBASSY TOKYO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 7537
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC PRIORITY
RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RUYNAAC/COMNAVFORJAPAN YOKOSUKA JA PRIORITY
RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI PRIORITY
RHHMHBA/COMPACFLT PEARL HARBOR HI//N541// PRIORITY
RHMFIUU/HQ PACAF HICKAM AFB HI//CC/PA// PRIORITY
RUHBANB/OKINAWA FLD OFC US FORCES JAPAN CP BUTLER JA PRIORITY
RHMFIUU/COMUSJAPAN YOKOTA AB JA PRIORITY
INFO RUEHFK/AMCONSUL FUKUOKA 8501
RUEHOK/AMCONSUL OSAKA KOBE 1880
RUEHBJ/AMEMBASSY BEIJING 4594
RUEHMO/AMEMBASSY MOSCOW 1297
RUEHUL/AMEMBASSY SEOUL 0710
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 2295
RHEHAAA/NSC WASHDC

UNCLAS TOKYO 006048

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR I/RF, PA/PR/FPC/W, IIP/G/EA, EAP/PD, R/MR,
EAP/J, EAP/P, PM;
USTR FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE;
TREASURY FOR OASIA/IMI;
SECDEF FOR OASD/PA;
CP BUTLER OKINAWA FOR AREA FIELD OFFICE;
PACOM HONOLULU FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY ADVISOR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OIIP KMDR KPAO JA
SUBJECT: MEDIA REACTION Q NORTH KOREA - TOKYO


LEAD STORIES: Wednesday morning's Yomiuri gave top play
to a report saying that the GOJ is considering allowing
Maritime Self-Defense Force vessels to follow suspicious
ships during inspections under the UN Security Council
resolution calling for sanctions on North Korea.

1. "South Korea's Sunshine Policy Fails to Prevent North
Korean Nuclear Test" The top-circulation, moderate
Yomiuri editorialized (10/18): "The US has announced that
it has confirmed North Korea's nuclear test. This
reinforces the gravity of the problem for the
international community, particularly Japan. Top priority
should be given to applying a brake to the North Korean
nuclear threat by imposing effective sanctions on that
country in accordance with the resolution adopted by the
UN Security Council (UNSC). South Korea joined the US and
Japan in signing on to the UNSC resolution. South Korea's
circumstances dictate that it should make every effort to
halt North Korea's nuclear development. Following the
adoption of the resolution by the UNSC, the ROK
government issued a statement welcoming and supporting
the resolution. It is unclear, though, exactly what
sanctions the South will impose on the North.... Rather
than halting North Korea's nuclear development, however,
Seoul's Sunshine Policy has actually helped it along. The
ROK-DPRK joint statement on denuclearization has been
abrogated, exposing the Sunshine Policy as a complete
failure.... Secretary of State Rice will be visiting
Japan, South Korea, and China to coordinate the
implementation of sanctions, and there will be a
trilateral foreign ministerial in Seoul among the US,
Japan, and South Korea. Through close strategic dialogue,
the US and Japan should call on South Korea to reconsider
the Sunshine Policy."

SCHIEFFER

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

OECD: COVID-19 Crisis Puts Migration And Progress On Integration At Risk, Says

Watch the live webcast of the press conference Migration flows have increased over the past decade and some progress has been made to improve the integration of immigrants in the host countries. But some of these gains may be erased by the COVID-19 pandemic ... More>>


Pacific Media Watch: How Pacific Environmental Defenders Are Coping With The Covid Pandemic

SPECIAL REPORT: By Sri Krishnamurthi of Pacific Media Watch Pacific Climate Warriors - creative action to trigger better responses to climate crisis. Image: ... More>>

Reporters Without Borders: Julian Assange’s Extradition Hearing Marred By Barriers To Open Justice

After monitoring four weeks of evidence in the US extradition proceedings against Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates concern regarding the targeting of Assange for his contributions to journalism, and calls ... More>>

OHCHR: Stranded Migrants Need Safe And Dignified Return – UN Migrant Workers Committee

The UN Committee on Migrant Workers has today called on governments to take immediate action to address the inhumane conditions of migrant workers who are stranded in detention camps and ensure they can have an orderly, safe and dignified return to ... More>>