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16 March 2000

Associated Press

TOKYO — Military police are investigating a cover-up in the case of an officer suspected of giving civilians unauthorized access to firearms, a top Japanese military official said Thursday. The officer, a 53-year-old colonel in Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force, was arrested Monday for breaking strict gun-control laws by allowing three friends to fire assault rifles at a military firing range in November 1994. The arrest of Yasunobu Hideshima came amid mounting... (

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