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Cablegate: Japan Favorably Considering U.S. Candidate for Cerd

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DE RUEHKO #5333 3300658
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 260658Z NOV 07
FM AMEMBASSY TOKYO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9758
INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 7093
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA PRIORITY 3185

UNCLAS TOKYO 005333

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

FOR IO/RHS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PREL UNGA JA
SUBJECT: JAPAN FAVORABLY CONSIDERING U.S. CANDIDATE FOR CERD

REF: STATE 157656

Japan is "favorably considering" Ambassador Prosper for the
Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, MOFA
Human Rights Division Principal Deputy Director Takako Ito
told Embassy Tokyo Political Officer November 26 in response
to reftel demarche, delivered November 19. When a Japanese
candidate is not involved, Japan makes election decisions "at
the last minute," Ito finished.
DONOVAN

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