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国務省さんへの情報公開請求

2014年3月24日14時25分
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国務省さんへの情報公開請求

以下の通り、出しています。 (一部、人命と組織名をマスキングしてあります。)


1. All the meeting records between Japanese government’s NISA ( a regulatory body on nuclear safety ) officials and U.S. officials Mr. Fran Townsend ( perhaps then the homeland security assistant to the president) and Mr. Kevin K. Mahler ( then diplomat in U.S. embassy in Japan, be in charge of scientific and engineering issue ) which is covered by a Japanese news paper, Asahi Shimubun article in March 24, 2014.

Allegedly by the report, the a topic of meeting was on security measure to terrorist attack in Japanese nuclear Facility’s. Given the facts that(1) the part of the content in the meeting is already covered and in the public domain, and( 2) journalist who covered the story, Mr. Douglas Birch and Okuyama Toshihiro do not have a security clearance, at least relevant part of records should be released even though FOIA exemption may applicable.


2. (1) All the FOIA request letters submitted the following figures or entities Since 1989 to today.

Mr Douglas Birch

Okuyama Toshihiro

Asahi shimbun

CPI (Center for Public Integrity’s member )

James Bamford ( Author of the Puzzle Palace )

ACLU ( American Civil Liberty Union )

(2) All the Agency response letters to the items above

(3) All the FOIA appeal to the items above

(4) Agency’s judgement letters to those appeals

(5) All the suit record taken by the above requesters

(6) Xinhua ( Chinese media )


3. (2) All power point files and cables on (1)Agreement for Cooperation Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Japan Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy and (2) the security of nuclear facilities in Japan, both of which drafted since March 11, 2011


4. All the communications between Agency and (1) Mr. Douglas Birch (2) Mr. Okuyama Toshihiro (3) Funabashi Yoichi, a Japanese journalist, which include, but not limited to (1) Phone conversation log (2) Direct conversation log (3) Letters (4) e-mails (5) FAX’s. since March 11, 2011.


5. All the document mentions about Mr. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX which U.S. embassy in Japan drafted or obtained since April 1, 2013, up to now.


As described above, the time frame of records varies for each items. Therefore, in the time frame form below in Electronic Submission I only full fil them just for expedient purpose and please narrowly tailor the date range for each specific items as in the description here.


I am a news media representative specified on Fukushima accident and also engaging in also comparative research of FOIA system between Japan and U,S,


I am a news media representative specified on Fukushima accident and also engaging in also comparative research of FOIA system between Japan and U,S. My request is not aiming for commercial use. The items I am seeking are to be distributed public to deepen understand the understanding matters of international Security, journalist activity, and FOIA system for the nations.


I request a waiver of all fees for this request.

Reason: I am a news media representative specified on Fukushima accident and also engaging in also comparative research of FOIA system between Japan and U,S. My request is not aiming for commercial use. The items I am seeking are to be distributed public to deepen understand the understanding matters of international Security, journalist activity, and FOIA system for the nations.


 

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