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Cablegate: Tokyo Media Reaction - Yemen

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SUBJECT: TOKYO MEDIA REACTION - YEMEN

1. LEAD STORIES: Front-page stories on Tuesday morning
included a Sankei piece concerning the upcoming release
by the Pentagon of the quadrennial defense review and
the nuclear posture review reports.

2. "Situation in Yemen Becoming Uncertain" The business-
oriented Nikkei editorialized (1/5): "The aborted
bombing attempt points to the reality that there are al-
Qaeda safe havens not only in Afghanistan but also in
Yemen and other countries. Anti-poverty measures, as
well as mapping out terror organizations, are important
in order to eradicate terrorism. However, the suspect
comes from a wealthy family and studied engineering at
a British university. It is necessary for the
international community to coordinate and pool their
knowledge in order to nip the sources of terrorism in
the bud.... The U.S. is apparently considering stricter
visa screening procedures in addition to enhancing
security measures at airports and passenger
inspections. It makes sense to step up safety measures
in order to preempt terrorism. However, the balance
between these measures and freedom to engage in
economic activities should also be taken into
consideration."

3. "Saudi Arabia Alarmed at Yemen Becoming Terror
Stronghold" The top-circulation, moderate Yomiuri wrote
(1/5): "Following the aborted bombing attempt, concerns
are mounting in Saudi Arabia about possible terrorist
acts originating in Yemen.... If there is an increase
in the intensity and frequency of terrorist acts in
Saudi Arabia, which is the U.S.'s most important ally
in the Middle East and the world's largest oil
producer, it could cause the situation in the region to
become more unstable and would have an immeasurable
negative impact on the recovery of the world economy.
In this context, containing terrorism in Yemen is
becoming a global challenge."

ROOS

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