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August 4, 1990 | SAM JAMESON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Japan on Friday imposed an unofficial freeze on Kuwait's assets here to protect them from falling into Iraqi hands and announced that it would impose sanctions on Iraq to punish it for invading its tiny neighbor. Chief Cabinet Secretary Misoji Sakamoto said Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu had agreed to a request from President Bush to join other Western nations in taking coordinated action against Iraq, a supplier of 6% of Japan's oil imports.
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August 4, 1990 | SAM JAMESON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Japan on Friday imposed an unofficial freeze on Kuwait's assets here to protect them from falling into Iraqi hands and announced that it would impose sanctions on Iraq to punish it for invading its tiny neighbor. Chief Cabinet Secretary Misoji Sakamoto said Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu had agreed to a request from President Bush to join other Western nations in taking coordinated action against Iraq, a supplier of 6% of Japan's oil imports.
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