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October 17, 1990 | From Associated Press
A government plan to deploy soldiers overseas for the first time since World War II was introduced Tuesday in Parliament but came under immediate attack from opposition parties that could block its passage. The proposal calls for a noncombat force of civilians and soldiers to participate behind the lines in international Persian Gulf operations based on U.N. resolutions.
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November 10, 1990 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bowing to vehement opposition in Parliament and stubborn resistance from the public, Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu on Friday formally abandoned his attempt to pass legislation that would have allowed Japan to send troops abroad for the first time since World War II. The move, widely anticipated for several days, virtually ruled out any possibility of Japan's making a significant contribution of manpower to the multinational peacekeeping effort in the Persian Gulf.
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September 15, 1990 | SAM JAMESON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Japan is considering sending thousands of people to the Middle East to take part in the multinational effort against Iraq and debating whether to include members of the armed forces, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Friday. No decision is expected soon, the spokesman, Taizo Watanabe, told reporters.
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October 17, 1990 | From Associated Press
A government plan to deploy soldiers overseas for the first time since World War II was introduced Tuesday in Parliament but came under immediate attack from opposition parties that could block its passage. The proposal calls for a noncombat force of civilians and soldiers to participate behind the lines in international Persian Gulf operations based on U.N. resolutions.
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September 11, 1990 | Associated Press
Sen. Alfonse M. D'Amato criticized Japan on Monday as "greedy" and "repugnant" for not sending more money or troops to the Persian Gulf to join American forces against Iraq. "They are acting totally within the character that they usually do," D'Amato, a New York Republican, said of the Japanese. "They are motivated by profit, greed and avarice. For them not to step forward and make a substantial financial contribution to this mission is unconscionable.
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November 10, 1990 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bowing to vehement opposition in Parliament and stubborn resistance from the public, Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu on Friday formally abandoned his attempt to pass legislation that would have allowed Japan to send troops abroad for the first time since World War II. The move, widely anticipated for several days, virtually ruled out any possibility of Japan's making a significant contribution of manpower to the multinational peacekeeping effort in the Persian Gulf.
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September 15, 1990 | SAM JAMESON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Japan is considering sending thousands of people to the Middle East to take part in the multinational effort against Iraq and debating whether to include members of the armed forces, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Friday. No decision is expected soon, the spokesman, Taizo Watanabe, told reporters.
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September 11, 1990 | Associated Press
Sen. Alfonse M. D'Amato criticized Japan on Monday as "greedy" and "repugnant" for not sending more money or troops to the Persian Gulf to join American forces against Iraq. "They are acting totally within the character that they usually do," D'Amato, a New York Republican, said of the Japanese. "They are motivated by profit, greed and avarice. For them not to step forward and make a substantial financial contribution to this mission is unconscionable.
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