Search

 

Cablegate: Tokyo Media Reaction - Mcas Futenma Relocation and Russia's

VZCZCXRO0271
PP RUEHFK RUEHKSO RUEHNAG RUEHNH
DE RUEHKO #2367 2880029
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 150029Z OCT 09
FM AMEMBASSY TOKYO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 6784
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/USFJ PRIORITY
INFO RUEHFK/AMCONSUL FUKUOKA 6890
RUEHNH/AMCONSUL NAHA 9243
RUEHNAG/AMCONSUL NAGOYA 4177
RUEHKSO/AMCONSUL SAPPORO 7402
RUEHOK/AMCONSUL OSAKA KOBE 0708
RUEHBJ/AMEMBASSY BEIJING 1384
RUEHMO/AMEMBASSY MOSCOW 3054
RUEHUL/AMEMBASSY SEOUL 8045
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 7589
RHEHAAA/NSC WASHDC

UNCLAS TOKYO 002367

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: TOKYO MEDIA REACTION - MCAS FUTENMA RELOCATION AND RUSSIA'S
NEW MILITARY DOCTRINE

1. LEAD STORIES: Top stories on Thursday morning included the
likelihood that budgetary requests from government ministries for
fiscal 2010 will hit a record high, with the total amount estimated
to be over 90 trillion yen.

2. "Prime Minister Hatoyama Should Accept Futenma Relocation within
Okinawa" The moderate Yomiuri editorialized (10/15): "In order to
maintain the credibility of the U.S.-Japan alliance and greatly
reduce the burden on Okinawa, Prime Minister Hatoyama should alter
his policy and accept the Futenma Air Station's relocation within
Okinawa."

3. "Prime Minister Hatoyama Should Decide on Futenma Relocation
within Okinawa" The conservative Sankei argued in an editorial
(10/15): "The danger posed by MCAS Futenma on local residents should
be removed without delay. Pursuing Futenma relocation outside
Okinawa in an irresponsible manner will only undermine the
foundation of the U.S.-Japan alliance.... Prime Minister Hatoyama
should understand that further delays will have a negative impact on
U.S.-Japan relations. It is time for Hatoyama to quickly come to a
conclusion that may involve withdrawing his assertion that the
facility should be relocated outside Okinawa."

4. "Russia to Relax Conditions for Pre-Emptive Nuclear Strikes" The
liberal Asahi wrote from Moscow (10/15): "Secretary of the Security
Council of the Russian Federation Patrushev revealed in the October
14 edition of Izvestia that Russia plans to relax the conditions for
its pre-emptive nuclear strikes in its new military doctrine to be
reviewed for the first time in nine years.... U.S.-Russia talks on a
successor to START I, which will expire by the end of the year, are
proceeding, and the momentum for reducing nuclear weapons is
growing. However, it is evident that Russia intends to depend on
nuclear deterrence and maintain its position as a major nuclear
power."


ROOS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 


Save The Children: World Leaders Urged To Halt Escalating Hunger Crisis

A group of 120 non-governmental organisations has joined forces in an open letter calling on world leaders to do more to halt a devastating global hunger crisis as new analysis shows the number of people likely to be in need of humanitarian aid in 2022 could rise by 17%...More>>

WMO: Another La Niña Impacts Temperatures And Precipitation – But Not Climate Change
La Niña has developed for the second consecutive year and is expected to last into early 2022, influencing temperatures and precipitation. Despite the cooling influence of this naturally occurring climate phenomenon, temperatures in many parts of the world are expected to be above average because of the accumulated heat trapped in the atmosphere...
More>>


UN: Violations Of Palestinian Rights Puts Two-State Solution At Risk, Chief Warns
The situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, continues to pose a significant challenge to international peace and security, United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, said on Monday... More>>


World Food Programme: Millions More In Need Of Food Assistance As A Direct Result Of Conflict In Northern Ethiopia

The number of people in need of humanitarian food assistance across northern Ethiopia has grown to an estimated 9.4 million as a direct result of ongoing conflict, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today... More>>


Food: Three Billion People Cannot Afford A Healthy Diet

Approximately three billion people, almost 40 per cent of the world’s population, cannot afford a healthy diet and another one billion people would join their ranks should further unpredictable events reduce incomes by one-third, the UN food agency said, launching a new report on Tuesday... More>>

COP26: Enough Of ‘Treating Nature Like A Toilet’ – Guterres Brings Stark Call For Climate Action To Glasgow
As the World Leaders Summit opened on day two of COP26, UN chief António Guterres sent a stark message to the international community. “We are digging our own graves”, he said, referring to the addiction to fossil fuels which threatens to push humanity and the planet, to the brink, through unsustainable global heating... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC