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  • December 12, 1966

    Disarmament Office, United Nations Bureau, Japanese Foreign Ministry, 'Regarding the Relationship between the Nuclear Non-proliferation Issue and Japan’s Security (Draft)

    The Disarmament Office at the Japanese Foreign Ministry reviews three "problematic" aspects of the NPT from the perspective of Japan's national security.

  • December 16, 1966

    United Nations Bureau, Japanese Foreign Ministry, 'Our Lobbying on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (Draft)'

    The Japanese Foreign Ministry plans to convey its views on the proposed nuclear non-prolfieration treaty to the United States, particularly its concerns about how it might affect the US-Japan security alliance and the balance between nuclear weapons states and non-nuclear weapons states.

  • October 16, 1969

    Disarmament Office, United Nations Bureau, Japanese Foreign Ministry, 'How Our Claim was Incorporated into the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

    The Japanese Foreign Ministry outlines areas of where Japan's views and positions are evident in the final text of the NPT, including the sections on disarmament, the security of non-nuclear weapon states, the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, and procedural issues.

  • May 10, 1972

    Telegram from the Northeast Asia Department, 'Handling of the Korea issue in the United Nations (Draft)'

    The Northeast Asia Department at the Japanese Foreign Ministry reports on the Korea question at the UN, inter-Korean relations, and political developments inside of the two Koreas.

  • May 23, 1972

    North Asia Department No. 720035, 'Summary of (redacted)’s Debrief on North Korea following his Three-week Mission to North Korea from this Past mid-April'

    An unnamed Japanese individual reports on a visit to North Korea, commenting on the country's relations with China, the Soviet Union, Japan, and South Korea, the cult of personality, and the Korea question at the UN, among other issues.

  • August 30, 1974

    United Nations Bureau, Japanese Foreign Ministry, 'Outline of Arguments For and Against Japan’s NPT Ratification

    A table outlining the various arguments for and against Japan's ratification of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

  • January, 1975

    On Japan's Ratification of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)

    An internal record evaluating the arguments in favor of Japan's ratification of the NPT.

  • April 08, 1975

    First North America Division, American Affairs Bureau, Japanese Foreign Ministry, 'Foreign Minister Miyazawa-Secretary of State Kissinger: Talking Points and Background Material' (Excerpts)

    Talking points on the NPT prepared for a meeting between the Japanese Foreign Minister and Henry Kissinger.

  • April 08, 1975

    Disarmament Office, United Nations Bureau, Japanese Foreign Ministry, 'The NPT Issue (Views of LDP leaders)

    The Office of the Disarmament Affairs summarizes the views of several leading LDP personalities (Matsuno, Nakasone, and Shiina) on the NPT.

  • April 14, 1975

    Japanese Foreign Ministry, 'Opening Statement regarding the Minister for Foreign Affairs Miyazawa’s Visit to the United States'

    A brief summary of Miyazawa's meeting with Kissinger.

  • April 14, 1975

    Disarmament Office, United Nations Bureau, Japanese Foreign Ministry, 'NPT Issue (Briefing of Minister Miyazawa’s Visit to the United States to Directors of Concerned Divisions of the Liberal Democratic Party)

    A summary of a meeting between Foreign Minister Miyazawa and several leading officials from the Liberal Democratic Party regarding Japan's ratification of the NPT.

  • July 20, 1985

    Cable No. 3738, Acting Foreign Minister to the Ambassador to the United States, 'Minister’s Visit to the Middle East (Notifying the United States)'

    A telegram from the Acting Foreign Minister in Japan to the Ambassador to the United States informing the United States of the Minister’s visit to the Middle East.

  • July 26, 1985

    [Draft] Letter, Shintaro Abe, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, to George P. Shultz, Secretary of State

    In a letter to Secretary of State Schultz, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Abe describes his visits with various countries in the Middle East after the ASEAN Post-Ministerial Conference with Dialogue Partners. He discusses the Iran-Iraq conflict, the American hostages held in Lebanon, and the general issue of peace in the Middle East.

  • July 30, 1985

    Cable No. 387, Foreign Minister to the Ambassador [Kato], 'Problem of the Release of the American Hostages (Special Message to Foreign Minister Shara)'

    A telegram from the Japanese Foreign Minister to the Ambassador to Syria regarding the American hostages in Lebanon.

  • July 30, 1985

    Cable No. 388, Foreign Minister to the Ambassador [Kato], 'Problem of the Release of the American Hostages (Special Message to Foreign Minister Shara)'

    A telegram from the Japanese Foreign Minister to the Ambassador to Syria regarding the American hostages in Lebanon.

  • July 30, 1985

    Cable No. 610, Foreign Minister to the Charge d'Affaires [Tanabe], 'Problem of the Release of the American Hostages (Special Message to Foreign Minister Velayati)'

    A telegram from the Japanese Foreign Minister to the Charge d’Affaires to Iran about the American hostages in Lebanon.

  • July 30, 1985

    Cable No. 611, Foreign Minister to the Charge d'Affaires [Tanabe], 'Problem of the Release of the American Hostages (Special Message to Foreign Minister Velayati)'

    A telegram from the Japanese Foreign Minister to Charge d' Affaires to Iran regarding the American hostages in Lebanon.

  • July 30, 1985

    Cable No. 387, Foreign Minister to the Ambassador [Kato], 'Problem of the Release of the American Hostages (Special Message to Foreign Minister Shara)'

    A telegram instructing the Japanese Ambassador to Syria to deliver a messages from Foreign Minister Shara orally to Syrian officials regarding the release of the American hostages in Lebanon.

  • July 30, 1985

    Cable No. 3882, Foreign Minister to the Ambassador to the United States [Matsunaga, Nobuo], 'Minister’s Visit to the Middle East (Notifying the United States)'

    A telegram from the Foreign Minister in Japan to the Japanese Ambassador to the United States requesting that the Ambassador deliver a letter to Secretary Shultz concerning the Foreign Minister’s trip to the Middle East.

  • July 30, 1985

    Cable No. 3883, Foreign Minister to the Ambassador to the United States [Matsunaga, Nobuo], 'Minister’s Visit to the Middle East (Notifying the United States)'

    A draft telegram from the Japanese Foreign Minister to the Japanese Ambassador to the United States about notifying the United States of the Minister's visit to the Middle East