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Cablegate: Daily Summary of Japanese Press 08/16/07-2

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SUBJECT: DAILY SUMMARY OF JAPANESE PRESS 08/16/07-2


Index:

(9) TOP HEADLINES

(10) EDITORIALS

(11) Prime Minister's schedule, August 15

ARTICLES:

(9) TOP HEADLINES

Asahi:
Only one cabinet minister visits Yasukuni Shrine amid self-restraint
mood

Mainichi:
Government eyes first application of landslide prevention projects
to post-Niigata quake rehabilitation

Yomiuri:
Japan to offer 40 billion yen in yen loans to India

Nikkei:
Corporations to set safety standard for lithium-ion batteries

Sankei:
Russia fails to disclose information on fishing-boat shooting
incident

Tokyo Shimbun:
Chuetsu-Quake: 640 people still in shelters

Akahata:
Six SDF personnel found to have committed suicide due to injection
of antimalarial drug

(10) EDITORIALS

Asahi:
(1) Abe forgoes visit to Yasukuni Shrine -- a change during a quiet
summer
(2) Internal trouble in Defense Ministry: Can we leave national
security to such leaders?

Mainichi:
(1) Yasukuni Shrine: Deepen discussion on how the prime minister
should commemorate the war dead
(2) Falsified cookies: Confectioner lacks morality

Yomiuri:
LDP, DPJ should consider a grand coalition

Nikkei:
Reconsider nuclear-energy policy

Sankei:
(1) Visit to Yasukuni Shrine on Aug. 15 by only one cabinet minister
is deplorable
(2) Is the heat wave a sign of a sick Earth?

Tokyo Shimbun:

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(1) Appointments of Defense Ministry's leaders: Can the prime
minister fulfill his leadership?
(2) Atonement for the war: Is Germany the model?

Akahata:
Japan Teachers' Union's national convention: Let's talks about
future of education

(11) Prime Minister's schedule, August 15

NIKKEI (Page 2) (Full)
August 16, 2007

09:40
Met at Kantei with Finance Minister Omi.

10:03
Attended cabinet meeting. Met later with Chief Cabinet Secretary
Shiozaki and METI Industrial Science and Technology Policy and
Environment Bureau chief Ishida.

11:24
Offered flowers at Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery.

11:51
Attended national memorial service for the war dead at Budokan Hall.


14:36
Met at Kantei with METI Minister Amari, followed by Special Advisor
Nemoto.

15:05
Met with Shiozaki, followed by deputy chief cabinet secretaries --
Shimomura, Suzuki and Matoba.

17:41
Met with Administrative Reform Minister Watanabe.

18:33 Returned to his official residence.

MESERVE

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