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  • August 05, 1985

    Cable No. 394, Foreign Minister to the Ambassador to Syria, 'Problem of the Release of the American Hostages (Main Points of Remarks, Questions and Answers for Prime Minister’s Special Envoy)'

    A draft telegram from the Foreign Minister of Japan to the Ambassador to Syria that discusses the main points for discussion regarding the Special Envoy Nakayama’s visit to Syria. The document discusses the release of the American hostages in Lebanon and the TWA Flight 847 hijacking incident of 1985.

  • August 06, 1985

    Cable No. 5954, Ambassador Matsunaga to the Foreign Minister, 'Problem of the Release of the American Hostages'

    A telegram from Japanese Ambassador Matsunaga to the Foreign Minister regarding communication between Japan and the United States about the American hostages in Lebanon.

  • August 06, 1985

    Cable No. 1368, Charge d’Affaires Tanabe to the Foreign Minister, 'Problem of the Release of the American Hostages (Meeting of Special Envoy Nakayama and Deputy Foreign Minister Ardebili)'

    A telegram from Charge d'Affaires Tanabe to the Foreign Minister summarizing a meeting between Special Envoy Nakayama and Deputy Foreign Minister Ardebili at the Iranian Foreign Ministry to discuss the relationship between Japan and Iran, and the release of the American hostages in Lebanon.

  • August 08, 1985

    Second Middle East Division, 'Problem of the Release of the American Hostages (Problem of Public Announcement in Iran)'

    A report from the Second Middle East Division in Japan. After Special Envoy Nakayama’s visit to Iran to discuss the problem of the American hostages held in Lebanon, Iran expressed desire to announce the meeting to the public, despite Japan’s request otherwise. Japan convinced Majlis Speaker Rafsanjani not to make the meeting public.

  • August 08, 1985

    Cable No. 1374, Charge d’Affaires Tanabe to the Foreign Minister, 'Problem of the Release of the American Hostages (Problem of Iranian Side’s Attempt to Issue Press Statement)'

    A telegram from Japanese diplomat Ryuichi Tanabe describing the secrecy and potential leak of a meeting between Majlis Speaker Rafsanjani and Special Envoy Nakayama on the American hostages held in Lebanon

  • August 08, 1985

    Briefing Material for the Prime Minister: Problem of the American Hostages in Lebanon (Dispatch of the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy)

    These briefing materials for the Prime Minister of Japan about Special Envoy Nakayama’s recent trip to Iran and Syria include the Special Envoy’s schedule and a response from Iran stating they will not use their influence to assist in the release of American hostages in Lebanon unless United States releases Lebanese hostages held in Israel.

  • August 08, 1985

    Cable No. 1373, Charge d’Affaires Tanabe to the Foreign Minister, 'Problem of the Release of the American Hostages (Meeting between Special Envoy Nakayama and Majlis Speaker Rafsanjani)'

    A telegram from Japanese diplomat Ryuichi Tanabe to the Foreign Minister summarizing a meeting between Special Envoy Nakayama and Majlis Speaker Rafsanjani about the American hostages in Lebanon. Special Envoy Nakayama is delivering a letter from Prime Minister Nakasone.

  • August 09, 1985

    Cable No. 1381, Charge d’Affaires Tanabe to the Foreign Minister, 'Problem of the Release of the American Hostages (Meeting of Special Envoy Nakayama and Foreign Minister Velayati)'

    A telegram from Japanese diplomat Ryuichi Tanabe summarizing a conversation between Special Envoy Nakayama and Foreign Minister Velayati about the American hostages in Lebanon.

  • August 13, 1985

    Cable No. 6080, Ambassador Matsunaga to the Foreign Minister, 'Problem of the Release of the American Hostages'

    A telegram from Ambassador Matsunaga requesting to forward the Japan report on Special Envoy Nakayama’s visit to Iran and Syria to the United States.

  • August 15, 1985

    Cable No. 6164, Ambassador Matsunaga to the Foreign Minister, 'Problem of the Release of the American Hostages'

    A telegram from Ambassador Matsunaga to the Foreign Minister describing Presidential Assistant McFarlane's response to Special Envoy Nakayama's visit to Iran and Syria.

  • August 16, 1985

    Cable No. 6170, Ambassador Matsunaga to the Foreign Minister, 'Problem of the Release of the American Hostages'

    A telegram from Ambassador Matsunaga to the Foreign Minister describing President Reagan and Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs Raphel's response to briefings about Special Envoy Nakayama's visit to Iran and Syria to discuss the American hostages held in Lebanon.

  • August 17, 1985

    Lunch Meeting of Vice Minister and Ambassador Mansfield (Memo for the Vice Minister); Problem of the American Hostages in Lebanon (Dispatch of the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy)

    A memo summarizing a meeting between the Vice Minister and Ambassador Mansfield about Special Envoy Nakayama's visit to Iran and Syria to discuss the American hostages in Lebanon.