Japan - CIA - State Department - Congressional Files
800 pages of CIA, Department of State, and Congressional files covering Japan, archived on CD-ROM
383 pages of CIA files, made up of finished intelligence reports, memoranda, and background studies dating from 1958 to 1996, covering Japan. Earlier material concerns the development of post-occupation Japan. Reports give post-occupation projections about foreign policy, military and security issues, political and economic prospects. Other topics include U.S. military presence in Okinawa; Japan Socialist Party; Japanese nuclear energy program; Japanese control of its own national security; The role of the Japanese economy in developing a free Asia; The Okinawaw issue in Japanese politics; Japanese Red Army; and Japan's relationship with China and the Soviet Union.
188 pages of Department of State files, dating from 1972 to 1998. Files contain cursory memos dealing with various diplomatic issues including depleted uranium in Okinawaw and Korean comfort women.
229 pages of United States Congressional research reports dealing with Japan, dating from 2001 to November 2003. Topics covered include: North Korea - Japan relations; U.S. - Japan Cooperation and Interdependence; Cooperation Against Terrorism; Response to the 9/11 Attacks in New York and Washington; U.S. - Japan - China Relations; Trade, Deregulation, and Financial Issues; Kyoto Protocol; The Whaling Issue; Claims of former World War II POWs and Civilian Internees; Issue of U.S. Bases on Okinawa; Cooperation on Missile Defense; Economic Issues; Japanese Political Developments; The Liberal Democratic Party; The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ); Growing Japanese Concerns About Proliferation of Ballistic Missiles in Asia; North Korea's Taepo Dong-1 Missile Launch; and Steel Imports.