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Cablegate: Tokyo Media Reaction - Iran

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SUBJECT: TOKYO MEDIA REACTION - IRAN

1. LEAD STORIES: Lead stories on Friday morning
included an informal decision by the Japan Patent
Office to recognize commercial footage and phrases as
trademarks.

2. "Calls for Change Mounting in Iran in View of Obama
Victory" A correspondent for the top-circulation,
centrist Yomiuri wrote from Tehran (12/5): "Calls are
mounting within Iran, particularly among reformers, for
'change' in domestic politics, in an apparent
response to the election of Sen. Obama as U.S.
President. With the Iranian presidential election
planned next June, Iranian conservatives are wary about
the poll possibly being contested over 'political
change.'... The conservatives and moderates in Iran are
apparently engaging in a battle over the 'pro-change'
sentiment that was brought on from the U.S., with which
Tehran severed diplomatic ties years ago."


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