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August 24, 1990 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a gesture of solidarity with the United States and other Western allies, Japan on Thursday rebuffed an Iraqi offer to allow detained Japanese nationals to go free if the Tokyo government would withhold its support of economic sanctions against Iraq. But it is not clear how much further Japan is prepared to go in participating directly in the multinational effort in the Persian Gulf region, especially in terms of military activity. Adding to the pressure on Tokyo to expand its role, U.S.
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August 24, 1990 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a gesture of solidarity with the United States and other Western allies, Japan on Thursday rebuffed an Iraqi offer to allow detained Japanese nationals to go free if the Tokyo government would withhold its support of economic sanctions against Iraq. But it is not clear how much further Japan is prepared to go in participating directly in the multinational effort in the Persian Gulf region, especially in terms of military activity. Adding to the pressure on Tokyo to expand its role, U.S.
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