"The World and Japan" Database (Project Leader: TANAKA Akihiko)
Database of Japanese Politics and International Relations
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS); Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia (IASA), The University of Tokyo

[Title] Chairman's Summary: South Africa

[Place] Toronto
[Date] June 20, 1988
[Source] The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
[Full text]

We declare our abhorrence of apartheid, which must be replaced through a process of genuine national negotiations by a non-racial democracy.

We expressed our urgent opinion on three particular matters:

(1) All legal options available in South Africa should be used to secure clemency for the Sharpeville Six;

(2) The enactment of legislation designed to deprive anti-apartheid organisations of overseas aid would place severe strain on the relations each of us has South Africa;

(3) We strongly support the current negotiations seeking national reconciliation within Angola, an end to the Angola/Namibia conflict, and early implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 435.