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Bomb Scares in Japan Ahead of N.Korean Ferry Visit

Police evacuated about 80 families on Sunday after suspected bombs were found in southern Japan as protests intensified against a controversial visit this week by a ferry from North Korea. Several Japanese newspapers received telephone calls on Saturday night saying bombs were planted at a bank run by ethnic Koreans and at the office of a pro-Pyongyang group in the southern city of Fukuoka and that a gun was fired at the bank’s head office in Okayama in west Japan. The callers said the acts were aimed at protesting a visit by a North Korean ferry, Mangyongbong-92, which is due to arrive in northwest Japan on Monday, a police official said. Full Story

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