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January 13, 1998 | Times staff writer
A man believed to be armed with a pistol seized a hostage today and barricaded himself on the 14th floor of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, demanding that stock trading be halted, a Tokyo police spokesman said. Police were negotiating with the man, who is described as being in his 20s or early 30s and wearing a suit. He was holding his hostage in the stock exchange's executive suite, which was surrounded by police.
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January 13, 1998 | Times staff writer
A man believed to be armed with a pistol seized a hostage today and barricaded himself on the 14th floor of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, demanding that stock trading be halted, a Tokyo police spokesman said. Police were negotiating with the man, who is described as being in his 20s or early 30s and wearing a suit. He was holding his hostage in the stock exchange's executive suite, which was surrounded by police.
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BUSINESS
August 8, 1991 | From Associated Press
Two armed men believed to be right-wing extremists stormed into the headquarters of Nomura Securities Co. on Thursday to protest the scandal that has shaken Japan's financial industry, police and a company spokesman said. The men, who were carrying pistols, gave up 90 minutes later after speaking to a Nomura official that they had demanded to see. Television news showed two handcuffed men wearing Western suits being led away by police.
BUSINESS
August 8, 1991 | From Associated Press
Two armed men believed to be right-wing extremists stormed into the headquarters of Nomura Securities Co. on Thursday to protest the scandal that has shaken Japan's financial industry, police and a company spokesman said. The men, who were carrying pistols, gave up 90 minutes later after speaking to a Nomura official that they had demanded to see. Television news showed two handcuffed men wearing Western suits being led away by police.
NEWS
January 2, 1997 | From Associated Press
Leftist rebels released seven more hostages from the Japanese ambassador's residence Wednesday. The haggard captives left the residence about 5:25 p.m., accompanied by Bishop Juan Luis Cipriani and a Red Cross official. All appeared to be Japanese or Peruvians of Japanese descent. The latest release leaves 74 hostages inside the embassy residence. Cipriani, who has played a role in negotiations between the rebels and the government, walked the ex-captives out of the compound.
WORLD
April 10, 2004 | Colin Joyce, Special to The Times
Relatives of three Japanese held hostage in Iraq pleaded with the government Friday to withdraw its troops from the increasingly unstable country, but there was no indication that would happen. Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi reaffirmed his intention to continue his country's humanitarian mission, saying, "We cannot give in to the cowardly threats of terrorists."
NEWS
August 6, 1990 | SAM JAMESON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Japan froze $2.6 billion in promised economic aid to Iraq on Sunday and banned oil imports, financial transactions and Japanese trade with both Iraq and Kuwait. The measures, which President Bush and 100 U.S. senators and Congress members Saturday had urged Japan to take in the wake of Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, promise to cost this country not only 11% of its oil supply but also endanger the collection of more than 700 billion yen ($4.67 billion) worth of debts owed Japan by Iraq.
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