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March 27, 1984

Cable from Ambassador Katori to the Foreign Minister, 'Prime Minister Visit to China (Conversation with General Secretary Hu Yaobang)'

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Number R038514 Primary: Asia and China

Sent: China 15:40 Year Month 27

Received: MOFA 16:41 1984 March 27


To: The Foreign Minister From: Ambassador Katori


Prime Minister Visit to China (Conversation with General Secretary Hu Yaobang)


Number 1386 Top Secret Urgent (Priority Processing) Q36RA


Regarding Wire Number 1338


Addendum - Previous Telegraph 2. (6)


1. Add “The Soviet Union would not be able to interfere if, like the Korean War Armistice,  China, the U.S., and North and South Korea join in talks” after “……it will be difficult for us to come together with North Korea unless such an environment can be created.”


2. Add “(Here, General Secretary Hu comments that, while he fully recognizes the Prime Minister’s opinion, he believes that Japan overestimates China’s influence over North Korea.)” after “…… China holds the key for the state of the Korean Peninsula.”




An addendum to the conversation notes between Hu Yaobang and Nakasone Yasuhiro.

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2002-113, Act on Access to Information Held by Administrative Organs. Also available at the Diplomatic Archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. Obtained for CWIHP by Yutaka Kanda and translated by Ryo C. Kato.


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