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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • November 03, 1955

    Letter, Minister Yong Shik Kim [Kim Yong-shik] to Office of the President

    Report on Atoms-on-Peace exhibition

  • December 15, 1955

    Political Report, Minister Yong Shik Kim [Kim Yong-shik] to the Office of the President

    Report on followings: UN membership issue and its reaction in Japan, Japan's groundwork on atoms-for-peace

  • December 19, 1955

    Report No. 68 from Young Kee Kim to Syngman Rhee

    Young Kee Kim briefs President Rhee on Japan's failure to join UN and Philippines' demand on reparations.

  • April 05, 1977

    Memorandum, Patsy Mink, Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, to Deputy Secretary of State, 'State Department Views on the Partial Response to PD-8,' with attached memorandum from Warren Chr

    The memorandum describing President Carter's decision to indefinitely defer the commercial reprocessing and recylce of plutonium in the US and Japan's firm position in keeping a reprocessing capability.

  • April 14, 1977

    Memorandum of Conversation, 'Non-Proliferation and Reprocessing in Japan,' with Attached 'Possible Basis of Japan-US Understanding of Nuclear Fuel Cycle'

    The memorandum describes Japan's hope that the US will recognize an importance of plutonium technology for Japan and its desire to continue plutonium research and development activities.

  • July 30, 1977

    Memorandum from Ambassador-at-Large and Special Representative for Non-Proliferation Matters Gerard C. Smith, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Richard Holbrooke, and Deputy Under Secretary of State for Security Assistan

    The memorandum describes President Carter's comrpomise with Japanese Prime Miniter Fukusa on starting up the Tokai Mura reprocessing plant under one of the State Department's three options.

  • August 31, 1977

    US Embassy Tokyo Telegram 13359 to State Department, 'Significance of the Japanese Offer to Delay Construction of the Plutonium Conversion Plant'

    The cable describing an importance of the Japanese offer to delay construction of the plutonium conversion plant in exchange of them postponing a decision for two years on co-processing.

  • November 14, 1978

    Letter, Ambassador Michael Mansfield to Gerard C. Smith

    The letter describes Ambassador Mansfield's assessment of Japanese nonproliferation policy and Japan's skepticism about President Carter's nuclear policy.

  • February 03, 1979

    US Embassy Tokyo Telegram 02669 to State Department, 'Bilateral Nuclear Consultations with Japan'

    The telegram describing a meeting between US Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Pickering and Japanese Atomic Energy Commissioner Kinya Niizeki on a plan to use a Pacific island as a storage site for spent reactor fuel.

  • August 29, 1979

    Memorandum of Conversation, 'Meeting Between Ambassador Gerard Smith and Japanese Minister of State for Science and Technology [Iwazo] Kaneko'

    The memorandum describes Japanes Minister of State for Science and Technology emphasizing the significance of a plutonium economy given Japan's energy needs.

  • October 11, 1979

    Memorandum to the Files by Gary R. Bray, ACDA/NP/NE [Bureau of Nonproliferation and Regional Arms Control, Nuclear Energy Division], 'Japanese Plutonium Supply and Demand Update'

    The memorandum describing Japan's latest plutonium supply and demand.

  • November 03, 1979

    Memorandum by C.U.D., 'Observations on Our Differences with the West Europeans Over Non-Proliferation'

    The memorandum describes a difference between President Carter and the West Europeans over their commitment to limiting reprocessing and plutonium supplies for R&D work on breeder reactors.

  • November 15, 1979

    Department of State Telegram 298150 to US Embassy Tokyo, 'US-Japan Consultations on Non-Proliferation: Non-INFCE Subjects'

    The telegram describing the US-Japan Consultations on Non-Proliferation

  • February 18, 1980

    Memorandum, Secretary of State Vance to President Carter, Enclosing Gerard C. Smith Report to the President, 'Nonproliferation Strategy for 1980 and Beyond'

    The memorandum conveys Smith's proposal of rethinking US nonproliferation policy on reprocessing.

  • March 17, 1980

    State Department Memorandum, 'Extension of Takai [sic] Mura: Meeting with Minister Sumiya'

    The memorandum describing the discussion on extention of the Tokai-Mura agreement and State Department officials' opinions.

  • April 09, 1980

    Memorandum to the Secretary of State from Gerard C. Smith, 'Policy Review Committee (PRC) Meeting'

    The memorandum describing Smith's argument that President Carter's nonproliferation policy of making distinctions between countries over reprocessing is discriminatory.

  • June 18, 1980

    Memorandum, Zbigniew Brzezinski to the Secretary of State, 'Post-INFCE Explorations by Jerry Smith,' with attached memorandum by Warren Christopher to the President, 'Post-INFCE Explorations'

    The memorandum contains Cristopher's analysis of advantages and risks to Ambassador Smith's proceeding with post-INFCE explorations.

  • July 30, 1980

    Memorandum of conversation, 'Post-INFCE Explorations'

    The memorandum describes Ambassador Smith's meeting with Director General Yatabe regarding reprocessing of US origin materials and second reprocessing plant.

  • August 02, 1980

    Memorandum, 'Japanese Reprocessing,' with fax cover sheet from Henry Owen to Gerard C. Smith attached

    The memorandum questions Director General Yatabe's certainty about the second reprocessing plant, citing a conclusion of Japanese Atomic Energy Research Institute's draft report that Japan does not need the second plant.

  • August 23, 1980

    US Embassy Japan Telegram 14873 to State Department, 'GAO Review: Nuclear Nonproliferation Act of 1978'

    The telegram describes the US Embassy in Tokyo reporting Japan's criticism of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Act of 1978 but its unwillingess to be strongly opposed in fear of a cut-off in enrichment services and nuclear reactor components.