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September 6, 1990 | SAM JAMESON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Soviet Union and Japan on Wednesday issued their first joint communique on an international issue in half a century and agreed to regular consultations on political and military affairs. The two steps promised to broaden what officials of both nations have recognized as a narrow and strained relationship. Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze proposed, also for the first time, taking certain confidence-building measures to allay Japanese fear of Soviet military power.
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April 27, 1991 | Associated Press
A flotilla of minesweepers left Friday for duty in the Persian Gulf on Japan's first overseas military mission since World War II.
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September 26, 1990 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an apparent effort to salvage Japan's tarnished image as a global power after its much-delayed response to the Persian Gulf crisis, Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu will visit the Middle East early next month for talks with leaders of the front-line gulf states, the Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday. In effect, Kaifu will be resurrecting an itinerary that was canceled--in keeping with Japan's traditional low-posture foreign policy--after Iraq's Aug. 2 invasion of Kuwait.
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April 25, 1991 | SAM JAMESON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a decision marking a fundamental change in Japan's economics-only foreign policy, Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu's Cabinet on Wednesday approved the dispatch of minesweepers to the Persian Gulf. Six ships of the Maritime Self-Defense Forces, staffed by 510 sailors, will leave Friday, marking the first time since the end of World War II that any Japanese armed forces have been sent overseas for an operational mission.
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April 27, 1991 | Associated Press
A flotilla of minesweepers left Friday for duty in the Persian Gulf on Japan's first overseas military mission since World War II.
NEWS
April 25, 1991 | SAM JAMESON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a decision marking a fundamental change in Japan's economics-only foreign policy, Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu's Cabinet on Wednesday approved the dispatch of minesweepers to the Persian Gulf. Six ships of the Maritime Self-Defense Forces, staffed by 510 sailors, will leave Friday, marking the first time since the end of World War II that any Japanese armed forces have been sent overseas for an operational mission.
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September 6, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A ship carrying 800 Japanese four-wheel-drive vehicles for the U.S.-led multinational force, delayed for a day until the Japanese government agreed to guarantee the crew's safety, sailed for the Persian Gulf today, the shipping company said. The $11 million in cargo, Japan's first installment of the $1 billion it has promised in aid for the effort against Iraq, also included an unspecified number of water trucks and air conditioners.
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September 26, 1990 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an apparent effort to salvage Japan's tarnished image as a global power after its much-delayed response to the Persian Gulf crisis, Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu will visit the Middle East early next month for talks with leaders of the front-line gulf states, the Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday. In effect, Kaifu will be resurrecting an itinerary that was canceled--in keeping with Japan's traditional low-posture foreign policy--after Iraq's Aug. 2 invasion of Kuwait.
NEWS
September 6, 1990 | SAM JAMESON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Soviet Union and Japan on Wednesday issued their first joint communique on an international issue in half a century and agreed to regular consultations on political and military affairs. The two steps promised to broaden what officials of both nations have recognized as a narrow and strained relationship. Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze proposed, also for the first time, taking certain confidence-building measures to allay Japanese fear of Soviet military power.
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September 6, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A ship carrying 800 Japanese four-wheel-drive vehicles for the U.S.-led multinational force, delayed for a day until the Japanese government agreed to guarantee the crew's safety, sailed for the Persian Gulf today, the shipping company said. The $11 million in cargo, Japan's first installment of the $1 billion it has promised in aid for the effort against Iraq, also included an unspecified number of water trucks and air conditioners.
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