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F95-1679Ms.RachelHaynesNationalSecuritySuite11021730RhodeIslandWashington,D.C.Reference:DearMs.Haynes:
CentralIntelligenceAgeng'
w.Jshington.DC20505
serviceN.W.Thisistoacknowledgerece.iptofyour3October1995FreedomofInformationActrequestforacopyofthefollowingdocument~"JapaneseFO.reestoTakePartinSDIResearch,"dated14May1988.Foridentificationpurposeswehaveassignedyourlrequestthenumberreferencedabove.Wesearchedo1JlrrecordsofpreviouslyreleasedmaterialandlocatedthedoC!!umentidentifiedaboveconsistingoffivepages.Sinceyou~reentitledtothefirst100pagesfreeofchargeasarequesterinthe"newsmedia"category,feesarenotbeingassessedlinthisparticularinstance.Acopyofourscheduleoffeesisalsoenclosedforyourinformation.Wearepleasetohavebeenabletoassistyou.EnclosuresSincerely,
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MORIDocumentID:>41660:41660.CurrentClassification:>UNCLASSIFIED
,
-.
MIHONlCElZAl
(TopPlay)
(Full)
May
14.1988
JapaueseForcestoTakePart
1n
SDI
llesearch;J01uBiddiugforWestPacIficVersion;Japau-USAll:l.aDce.withJUtsubishiHeavyIudustriesasAx1sIt
baa
beanarrangedthetan'all:l.anceofJapaneBeandUSenterprises.withH1tsubiahiHeavyhdu.trias
aatho
COH,
wUl
take
put
in
the
USDefense
Department'sSuetelicDefenselDitiatlve
(SDI)
re8earch.rusisbecause
the
US
DefeoaeDepartmentdecided
OIl
the
})Ol1cyofBtsrtiDgresearch
OIl
a
WestPac:l.fic
SDI
vcr.iOll,cutering
OIl
Japan.
oDd
calledUpOlltheparticlpatl_ofJapaneseenterprisea.
The
prospectsarethatitwill
be
formallydecidedbythefirstpartofAuauat.Iti8aspected
that
fivecompau1ea.iuelud1D&electricIIISchiDemanufacturers.
V1ll
tokepartiuitfro~
Japan
andtwocompanies
frOID
the
US
alde,1uelud1n&BuabeaAUcraft.rb1a
v1ll
be
the
firstcaseofparticlpationbyJapeDc.eenterpri.....iucetheJapan-USGovernmentalAgreementpattlclpatl~:l.naDIresearchwoutintoeffect
1u
July
of
last
e
other!~ltueaeeuterpP.ses.
'-.',.....ti:'01Ee-:-aaa"!S-
~.~.ii;;~~';.....
l1kel
y
tob:;"0ID8
ful1-.cal~._..
'1he
US
Defeuae
Dep&%tlllentallowed,bythe16th.theaeneraloutl1ueofadefauseconceptfordefeuaeallaiustshol:t-
and
mcdiua-rauacmissiles:l.ntheWalltPaclficreslO1l.c811tedna
OIl
Japan,
and
startedtoacceptapplicatiOllsfor
W4:!.ua":"r
_te~l'eI
ul1dq
part:l.c1paC1=."
·It·ft1l.
take
ehe
fom·of·campeC1C1V1b14cU.q.'but
the
cOSld1ti=1.detoUed1mowledle
of
1DformatiOllccmceniqths
area.
uoud
Japan."
aDd
it
11
'"'fJ.HiiiU.,.
proiled
OIlplaciDa
orcS.:.
nCb
JaP.JlUo_terpri
a.The
DefanseDepartlllat
v1ll
d1auibutetoenterpriaoil'iIb1ch
bave
applia4for1IUdiua.lIdttaureque.t.which
will
COIltaiubuicccm41t101l'
u4
data
11OCU8U1fo~
the
fonualAti01l
of
plau.even
bythe
end
ofHay..
-
-
theeDterpriaealliance.c8Ilterlna
011
H1taublshiHeavyIndustries,hasalreadyc01lloUdatd
a
setup
for
r••pODd1qtoordus.It
11
viewed
that
thebidders
v1ll
be
11m1tedto.
tlai.
GIla
FouP
alolle,
W
it
will
pnsouttothe
US
8ideavritt81lpropoaal.
1Ih1cb
v1ll
meetthe:equir8lllellCS,
by
the
deadline.
~~~:!~~J~~'::~b~~::~ilt~::
HitsubishiBeavyIndustries'sub-contractor.NippcmElectrlc,Fujltsu
and
B1tach1.
Ltd.
Aa
for
US
outerpd....
the
ScieuceApplicatiODllIntenati01lBl
c....
!'u..
w.....
(SAle)...DIllltary.COIlSu1tant
com~,.aull
BUgUt:b
Ai"~'.r,,..
majordefenseludu.trycompany.areezpectedtotakepart.-The'Mitsubishi
Heavy
Industriesgroupwillreceivethe
u's
DefenseDepartment'sdealSuationbythefirstpartofAugust.atthelatest,andit
will
concludeacontractcl1ractly.v1tbout,oiugthrouahtbeJapaneseGove1:llmeut.HitBub1ah1BeayJIudulltrieshaabeaushov1uastroualnterestinthe
SDl
research,whichlsimportantforourcountry'sdefeuse,asthebiggestmanufacturer
1D
Japan'adefause
iDdustry
circles,
and
lthasdecldedouparticipation.partl.,.with
the
aim
ofaccUlllUl&t1nstechDoloayforduauseagainst~s8iles.TheWestPaciflcver8:l._oftheSDIreaearchwillcheckintoadcfeuseSYBtemtocounterlIIod1urandshort-rl1ll8omillslleattac1r.lI.audcompariUSapluralnWl'berof
plau.
will'cOllductteclmoloalcalrellMrch
OIl
the
IIIDStapproprlate
lIy.Cem
a~dtbellle&nsofdefense.
'lba
objectsfor
the
re.earch
v1ll
1uclude
the
aualy&1uaofthethreatof1IIOd1um-
nd
aho1:t-:aqemi••i1ell.
the
utaWsbmell.t
of
workuceall&X'yto
cope
with
this
threat.-thofbiDSofthefunctionsrequiredoftheCOlIpODBDtelemeutsofthedefensesystlllll.
the
check1qotapluralnumberofcandidatesystems.audthecheckiDaoftechuologiesneededfor
'the
concept.
I
As
lorJapan'spartic1pa~-
in
SDI
reB8ar~bt
the
Japanese
ao4
us
Covuumant.
Ups!
Govornlllat--to-Covtn:DUnt
~t
OIl
July
22
of
lout
year,
and
the_W&Z
f'tJ:part~c~~p.UOD.....l!l.Japaneaeatupdses
wa.
opoue4.
20_
Japan.a.
coupiiil...
t_d84
a
SnI
'ii.P14uat1'oa
lIe'itina
heW1uthe
US111
the·
first
part
ofHov_ber.'but
.tile.
tbeu.
tho
JapanesoaidotookcautiousatUtu4e,
&114
a
fi-ad
dee1si01lbaabeandelayed.
Q
Jo.jJuroved
'erf
ReJ~R
..ZS4!4tI!p!;·'·~-,
\f.~III!~."..
4·
-.:;r...:.....~
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J
[Anldc
reponer
by
Satoslli
Huepwa:
MJapan_firms
'tum11lI
Their
Bacb
on
SDr')
[Tm)Ma,IorJapanesecompaDlesan:
tumi
na
1bdrbacb
on
PaUidcnlRoDIId
Rupu.'I
S1tateak:
DdCaIe
lailia-
live
(SDI),
popularly
kDoWIIa
StIr
w....
a
the
Reapn,
eradraWl
to
an
end.
'\~~.\.t
L.J,'
"'--\._.,~.:l'
~t~.
NNEX
however,tbeJaplnC!Sewerereluaant10activelypanic-ipate.asIIWIY
were
worried
thai
joining
the
projec:t
would
ensure
U.s.controlover
J.pan'l
tccbnolopc:al
de\ldopl1lCllt,
A.
JtOIIp
of
sevenor
eisht
Japanese
and
U.s,
campania
headedbyMilSllbisbi
Hesvy
Indllltria
an:
expected
10panicipale
inSOl
researchona
hisb-altituciemisSile
shield
over
the
Westeru
PacifIC.
Other
companies
in
the
pYIU.p
Include
MilSUlrishi
EJecrric.
Hitachi.Fujitsu,
NEe,
McDonnell
DousJu,
andHusheSAln:raft.
TIic:
blddilllwiU
1Iltc
pi_later
thismonth
andtheCOIItradSwill
be
awardedinSeptember,
But
aspokesman
for
MIlSUbishl
Heavy
Industry.Japan'slarpslweaponsmanufaeturer,
said
thecompany'sInler-
est
inSOl
was
limited.Heca~coolness
toward
the
amccpt
of
SOl
asa
whole,
even
Cboqb
the
company
&mIOIII1CI:d
jlllt
three
wecb
qo
@!at
it
would
actively
1'bouaII
thembsion'l
ecdvilica
WCIe
IIcpllUic:dy
canfi.
seekpanicipationin
the
impend1na
rcseardI.
dential,JapISICICcampaniahldicatcd
they
nacted.,
rather
coolly.
TheImpczdllll
deparUzre
of
RcqaD,
the
"We
dcdcIed
10
bidfor
tile
_reb
project
bccalllC
0f,ts
~..chid'
backet;
SCIeIIts
to
have
mvcII
10
do'
with
own
merit.
Wethinkthlll)'llemmay
be
useful
(orthe
~1".IIs'__'
._r:.1~'~.,.;',_".'"..
.tU~.~_
of
Japan.
"theoffieial
esplained,
MMore
w.....---...
me..._-..~-.-.._.......
'''ihPotwtdy.
It
Is
IICICdltectly
n1atcd
10SDL~...
~I~~~-:-:~OftbeS)
miUioa~
lUed
10dcve!op
a
"'*IY
to
a11eRd....
poIll'..defendJapan
and
the
Caroline
and
MariAna
1IIancII'f1j
UT
ICSo
lbe
WCItmI
PacificfromSovietmissiles.eachcompanyAc:contiIl.lIOoneillClUltry
1OUtCe,
Japatll:se
companies
woukI
p
jllll
S300,ooo
10S)70,QO().
For
acompany
_~b,.
tbo~l_to~pato
IDSOlwith
anaualsaIesofYJ.7
triI1ion($11
billion),saidother
mearcb.
"Wewacated~'·
thoMillisb7'"
Nhlubilbl.HcaYl_~!..~'!~,~~.
'of
IaterDaticm&l
Tndo
u4
raduItry.
think
Men
WIIIleIi
to
ease
tI'IdeftfctioaI."
ItndI
EII1'OY
CallI
far
EeoIlGlDlc
CcDtrIIIadOll
OWIJ07J6J188ToIcyoASAHISH1MBUN
Many
cIectroIIIcI
fbmf,
1hovP.
lee
IiUle
baDaIit
Ia
the
I,.
IfIIIIlIWiW
9111188IIDlJliIl6EdllionP6-FOR
project
!'or
1hcmIeIves.
OFFICIAL
vst
ONLY
I
"Wehive(oundtbaltherewould
be
110
merit
III
Panic>[ByreponerShinshiRokubul]
if
lPllllll
III
~l,"
sauaa
1P01M&m11l
(or
Solly
CoJP,
"AI
a
manul&cturer
of
consumer
eIeetroftiel,....,
don"t
1dftt
10(Text)
Foref8,ft
Miu&:I:r
SoIISIIb
UIIOrili:ecl
IJIHI.
be
tied
doWD"
by
a
mDitary
commitmcnL
which
il
eelebratlnl
the
oCOthannlvenary
of
its
fouadlnl-
As
Uno
was
the
lint
JIII&IICSe
cabinetmember
to
visit
Major
cIcc:Itordca
maker
ToshibaCorp.
also
showedUraeI,IIIIrisilbasUOUIIIIIIllltcnWiorIaIlUeGtion.
"lap-
liurelllterest.$lid
a
GIIIIIPIftY
official:
"Weare
puttins__
diplomacy"
ItroIlIIycalli
for
IIraeIf
withdJawaiIUlJ'IIIlII
cm.9IU'~
.We~
jrymuot
tooffcnd
Iiom
the
occupied
territories
and
!'or
respoct
for
tile
the
Unltcin,ates
iftifiltiit
~~'lofIctUQc
_~_':':·...lIVm&D
riP"
oI·....
'&ladniItLRftI&ca.
How.4id...._1he
Con&zas
tltJ'eatenal
WI
ApriJ
to
impose
a
tltreC-;ar
hndi
~ftia·lchJjrt.1Jl~Va'iijov
ban
on
ales
of
Toshiba
productsinthe
United
States
Cohen,Israeliambaswfcrto
Japan,
was
present
at
after
It_
..-Jed
Ihaltile
fiIm'l
IUbsicIluyIIOld
Yo.
Miailtcr
Uno',
talkwilh
Israeli
PrimeMinister
milftarily
sentitive
mac:IUaay
eo
the
Soviet
UaIoit.
Sblmir.We
intervicrMxl
Ambassa:dot
ear-.
whojust
retumed
toJapan.
aboulltis
views
andfeelinp.
(ASAHI]What
do
youthink
ofthe
Japanese
(oreiBJI
minister'.
filiiYisittoIsrael?[Cohen]
The
visit
was
not
10
uncapec:tcdasto
bave
caused
somuch
cxciSaDeAt
iD
Jqan.
Hilvisitsimply
illdieatel
UI&t
an
wma1udIlitulltlmt
baI
been
turDecI
ineoanatural
one.
or
COlIne,
I
sPeak
biJhl),
of
his
raolution.
-,
.
""':'
.
,.
\...:"~..*::,?,~~.~~.,,;':
.{:?'-:.o:-
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
0":'
":.":"f
h
The
u.s.
DefenseOepanmcnlc!ispatdledanSD.milo
lion
eo
Jlpan
IUt
-til.
he
fUlt
time
IiIU1C
the
project_propOred
five
yean
Il10.
to
pup:
priYatHCUor
intemt.
SOny
andTosIuDa
toot
put
in
anSOlmt.lon
of
21
Japaaaecompanies
tIJ&I
vbitecl
the
United
Slates
two
yean
ago.
AlIt:IsI
several
firma
in
tIie
IftIUp,
lacludlns
NIT
Electronie
Tcdmolo&Y,
are
said
to
havedropped
OIlt
of
theIIIl1nina
fOr
SDI
caDlraCll.
The
I'aItqon
SDI
mialfon
tbIt
vllitcd
Japaalast
month
was
to
look
into
illrcrest
ill
the
pnIjecI
aile!
tbetlldJno.
JoajcaIlt&tuI
of
J&paDQe~
FIoIn
the
beainD~
._,-----

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