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February 11, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Stirring up new ill will with authorities in Okinawa, the U.S. military acknowledged with regret that its jets mistakenly fired 1,520 bullets containing depleted uranium during shooting practice near the island, then waited a year before notifying Japan. U.S. officials said the bullets posed no environmental or health threat. It wasn't clear why they waited until Jan. 16 to tell Japan about the gunfire at a firing range on an uninhabited coral island in late 1995 and early 1996.
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February 11, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Stirring up new ill will with authorities in Okinawa, the U.S. military acknowledged with regret that its jets mistakenly fired 1,520 bullets containing depleted uranium during shooting practice near the island, then waited a year before notifying Japan. U.S. officials said the bullets posed no environmental or health threat. It wasn't clear why they waited until Jan. 16 to tell Japan about the gunfire at a firing range on an uninhabited coral island in late 1995 and early 1996.
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March 30, 1995 | MAGGIE FARLEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Japan's top police official, in charge of the investigation of last week's deadly nerve gas attack on Tokyo's subways, was shot four times by a masked assailant this morning. Takaji Kunimatsu, 57, chief of the National Police Agency, was shot from behind as he was leaving his condominium on the way to work. The gunman, wearing a black raincoat and white surgical mask, fled by bicycle. Kunimatsu, who sustained injuries in his shoulder, stomach and leg, is in stable condition at a hospital.
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March 30, 1995 | MAGGIE FARLEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Japan's top police official, in charge of the investigation of last week's deadly nerve gas attack on Tokyo's subways, was shot four times by a masked assailant this morning. Takaji Kunimatsu, 57, chief of the National Police Agency, was shot from behind as he was leaving his condominium on the way to work. The gunman, wearing a black raincoat and white surgical mask, fled by bicycle. Kunimatsu, who sustained injuries in his shoulder, stomach and leg, is in stable condition at a hospital.
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January 18, 1990 | From Associated Press
Nagasaki Mayor Hitoshi Motoshima, who has received death threats since he said the late Emperor Hirohito bore some responsibility for World War II, was shot today outside city hall, a Nagasaki official said. Nagasaki prefectural (state) police spokesman Hiroharu Naoe said a single gunman shot Motoshima, hitting the mayor in the left side of his chest, then fled in a white sedan. Police were searching for him, Naoe said.
NEWS
June 7, 1988
Two U.S. Navy crewmen were killed and one was reported missing after an S-3 Viking anti-submarine plane crashed shortly after taking off from the carrier Enterprise in the South China Sea, the Navy said. One crewman was reported in "stable but guarded" condition after being rescued. The accident occurred as the Enterprise was carrying out routine maneuvers 200 miles southeast of Hong Kong. In another accident, two U.S.
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January 20, 1990 | From Associated Press
Citizens and officials expressed outrage Friday over the attempted assassination of Nagasaki's mayor by an ultranationalist who said he "couldn't condone" the mayor's comments about the late Emperor Hirohito. About 300 city employees rallied outside City Hall, one day after Hitoshi Motoshima was shot there by a right-wing extremist.
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August 17, 1989 | From Reuters
A Japanese rightist, angry at taxes being levied on the estate of the late Emperor Hirohito, brandished a pistol at the staff in a government tax office and fired a shot at the ceiling before being arrested, police said Wednesday. The 31-year-old man, Kazuyoshi Fukuda, did not injure anyone in the tax office near the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo, police said. Hirohito died Jan. 7 at age 87, leaving $15 million in cash and other assets.
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January 19, 1990 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police arrested a reputed leader of a right-wing extremist group Thursday in the shooting of Mayor Hitoshi Motoshima of Nagasaki, who had provoked nationalist ire and received numerous death threats after remarking 13 months ago that Emperor Hirohito was partly responsible for World War II. The man under arrest, Kazumi Tajiri, 40, confessed to firing a single pistol shot into Motoshima's back as he left the city hall a few hours earlier, a police spokesman said.
OPINION
June 25, 1995 | James Q. Wilson, James Q. Wilson is the Collins Professor of Management and Public Policy at UCLA. His most recent book is "The Moral Sense" (The Free Press)
What are we to make of a society in which pornography is readily available, violence pervades the arts and the media, men frequent bawdy shows and children are raised with the greatest permissiveness? I refer, of course, to Japan. This is the Japan that is almost unique among industrialized nations for its remarkably low rates of crime, especially violent crime, and its legendary ability to control the spread of dangerous drugs.
NEWS
January 20, 1990 | From Associated Press
Citizens and officials expressed outrage Friday over the attempted assassination of Nagasaki's mayor by an ultranationalist who said he "couldn't condone" the mayor's comments about the late Emperor Hirohito. About 300 city employees rallied outside City Hall, one day after Hitoshi Motoshima was shot there by a right-wing extremist.
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January 19, 1990 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police arrested a reputed leader of a right-wing extremist group Thursday in the shooting of Mayor Hitoshi Motoshima of Nagasaki, who had provoked nationalist ire and received numerous death threats after remarking 13 months ago that Emperor Hirohito was partly responsible for World War II. The man under arrest, Kazumi Tajiri, 40, confessed to firing a single pistol shot into Motoshima's back as he left the city hall a few hours earlier, a police spokesman said.
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January 18, 1990 | From Associated Press
Nagasaki Mayor Hitoshi Motoshima, who has received death threats since he said the late Emperor Hirohito bore some responsibility for World War II, was shot today outside city hall, a Nagasaki official said. Nagasaki prefectural (state) police spokesman Hiroharu Naoe said a single gunman shot Motoshima, hitting the mayor in the left side of his chest, then fled in a white sedan. Police were searching for him, Naoe said.
NEWS
August 17, 1989 | From Reuters
A Japanese rightist, angry at taxes being levied on the estate of the late Emperor Hirohito, brandished a pistol at the staff in a government tax office and fired a shot at the ceiling before being arrested, police said Wednesday. The 31-year-old man, Kazuyoshi Fukuda, did not injure anyone in the tax office near the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo, police said. Hirohito died Jan. 7 at age 87, leaving $15 million in cash and other assets.
NEWS
June 7, 1988
Two U.S. Navy crewmen were killed and one was reported missing after an S-3 Viking anti-submarine plane crashed shortly after taking off from the carrier Enterprise in the South China Sea, the Navy said. One crewman was reported in "stable but guarded" condition after being rescued. The accident occurred as the Enterprise was carrying out routine maneuvers 200 miles southeast of Hong Kong. In another accident, two U.S.
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