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  • July 12, 1985

    Cable No. 956, Ambassador Kiuchi to the Foreign Minister, 'Meeting of the Japanese Foreign Minister and the US Secretary of State (Kuala Lumpur)'

    A telegram describing a meeting between the Japanese Foreign Minister and the US Secretary of State in Kuala Lumpur. At the meeting, they discussed the American hostages in Lebanon and diplomatic meetings with Syria.

  • July 24, 1985

    Cable No. 5604, Charge d'Affaires Murazumi to the Foreign Minister, 'Your Visit to the Middle East (Notifying the United States)'

    A telegram from Charge d’Affaires Murazumi to the Foreign Minister summarizing a meeting between with the State Department’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs Pelletreau regarding the American hostages in Lebanon.

  • July 26, 1985

    Message to Secretary Shultz (Draft)

    This draft message to Secretary of State Schultz from a Japanese government official summarizes a series of trips to countries in the Middle East and appeals to the United States to assist in obtaining peace in 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 28, 1985

    Cable No. 5689, Ambassador Matsunaga to the Foreign Minister, 'Problem of the Release of the American Hostages'

    A telegram from Japanese Ambassador Matsunaga to the Foreign Minister summarizing a meeting between the Ambassador and Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs McFarlane about the American hostages in Lebanon.

  • July 29, 1985

    Problem of the American Hostages in Lebanon (Prime Minister Nakasone’s Instructions to Vice-Minister Yanagiya)

    A report detailing Prime Minister Nakasone’s instructions to Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Yanagiya regarding Japan assisting in the release of 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 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. 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. 388, Foreign Minister to the Ambassador [Kato], 'Problem of the Release of the American Hostages (Special Message to Foreign Minister Shara)'

    A telegram documenting correspondence between the Foreign Minister Shara and the Ambassador to Syria 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 from the Japanese Foreign Minister to the Ambassador to Syria regarding the American hostages in Lebanon.

  • July 30, 1985

    Cable No. 11021, Foreign Minister to the Ambassadors in Iran [Tanabe] and Syria [Kato], 'Problem of the Release of the American Hostages (Dispatch of Prime Minister’s Special Envoy)'

    A telegram from the Japanese Foreign Minister to the Japanese Ambassadors to Iran and Syria regarding the American hostages held in Lebanon.

  • July 30, 1985

    Cable No. 389, Foreign Minister to the Ambassador to Syria [Kato Kichiya], 'Problem of the Release of the American Hostages (Dispatch of Prime Minister’s Special Envoy)'

    In this telegram to the Ambassador to Syria, the Foreign Minister instructs the Ambassador to elaborate on the dispatch of Special Envoy Nakayama, citing bilateral relations between Japan and Syria, the American hostages held in Lebanon, and the TWA Flight 847 Hijacking Incident as topics for discussion.

  • July 31, 1985

    Cable No. 5785, Ambassador Matsunaga to the Foreign Minister, 'Minister’s Visit to the Middle East (Informing the US Side)'

    A telegram from Japanese Ambassador Matsunaga to the Foreign Minister confirming the delivery of a letter to the Secretary Shultz regarding the Minister’s visit to the Middle East.

  • July 31, 1985

    Problem of the Release of the American Hostages (Prime Minister’s Letter to President Assad (Draft))

    Attachment to the Japanese Prime Minister’s letter to President Assad about the American hostages in Lebanon.

  • July 31, 1985

    Cable No. 390, Foreign Minister to the Charge d'Affaires in Syria [Tsujita], 'Problem of the Release of the American Hostages (Dispatch of Prime Minister’s Special Envoy)'

    A telegram from the Japanese Foreign Minister to Charge d’Affaires to Syria Tsujita regarding the American hostages in Lebanon and Special Envoy Nakayama’s visit to Syria and Iran.

  • July 31, 1985

    Cable No. 159, Foreign Minister to the Consul-General, Frankfort, 'Problem of the Release of the American Hostages'

    A telegram from Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau Director-General Miyake to Consul-General Nomura instructing him to deliver a message to Ambassador to Syria Kato in Germany. The message is about the American hostages in Lebanon.

  • July 31, 1985

    First Middle East Division, 'Problem of the Release of the American Hostages in Lebanon (Briefing Material for the Prime Minister [Nakasone])''

    This document briefs the Prime Minister of Japan on the situation regarding the American hostages in Lebanon and the request from the United States that Japan speak to the Iran and Syria about the matter.

  • July 31, 1985

    Draft Letter, Nakasone Yasuhiro to Hafez al-Assad

    A letter from Prime Minister Nakasone of Japan to President Assad of Syria discussing the relationship between Japan and Syria, including the American hostages held in Lebanon and Ambassador Yoshihiro Nakayama’s upcoming visit to Syria.

  • August 01, 1985

    Cable No. 643, Ambassador Kato to the Foreign Minister, 'Problem of the Release of the American Hostages (Special Message to Foreign Minister Shara)'

    A telegram from Japanese Ambassador Kato to the Foreign Minister regarding the delivery of a message to Foreign Minister Shara about the American hostages in Lebanon.