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Cablegate: Tokyo Media Reaction - North Korea

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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

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SUBJECT: TOKYO MEDIA REACTION - NORTH KOREA

1. LEAD STORIES: There were no papers published on Monday morning
due to a press holiday. Broadcasters reported over the weekend on
the first death from H1N1 influenza virus in Japan.

2. "U.S. Not Relaxing Sanctions on North Korea" The liberal Asahi
wrote from Washington (8/15): "The U.S. is showing no signs of
relaxing sanctions on North Korea even after former President
Clinton's surprise visit to Pyongyang that led to the release of the
female American journalists. The U.S. announced on August 13 that a
senior State Department official will visit Japan, South Korea, and
other nations to confirm thorough implementation of sanctions. On
the other hand, North Korea has been quietly expressing its
expectations for the resumption of U.S.-DPRK talks. Although the
U.S. will likely maintain its current position, the Japanese and
South Korean governments have accelerated their 'preparations' out
of concern for possible sudden developments in U.S.-DPRK dialogue."


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