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Title: ASSISTANT CABINET SECRETARY ANDO URGES STRONG U.S.

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06TOKYO53342006-09-15 09:15:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 SECRET Embassy Tokyo
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/15/2016 
TAGS: PARM KNNP PREL PGOV JA KN CH
SUBJECT: ASSISTANT CABINET SECRETARY ANDO URGES STRONG U.S. 
STATEMENT ON SANCTIONS 
 
Classified By: Ambassador J.Thomas Schieffer. 
Reasons 1.4 (B) (D) 
 
¶1. (S) On September 15, Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary 
Hiroyasu Ando called the DCM to report that Japan will 
announce its steps to implement UNSCR 1695 during the Koizumi 
Administration,s last Cabinet meeting on September 19.  Ando 
noted that he had briefed Chief Cabinet Secretary Abe earlier 
that morning on this subject, and that he would meet with PM 
Koizumi this afternoon on this matter.  CCS Abe expressed his 
belief that the U.S. and Japan should be in step on measures 
to implement UNSCR 1695, according to Ando.  As a result, 
Ando urged the U.S. to issue a statement which, at minimum: 
1) welcomed Japan,s announcement, 2) reiterated the steps 
that the USG had already taken, and 3) urged other countries 
to follow suit. 
 
¶2. (S) In a follow-up conversation with the DCM, Ando 
stressed the importance of solidarity on the North Korea 
issue.  He said that the Japanese government was working 
closely with Australia and believed it was highly likely that 
Canberra would issue a public statement supporting Japan,s 
measures, possibly at the Ministerial level. 
SCHIEFFER