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4 November 2001

Seattle Times

TOKYO — A Japanese gangster opened fire Friday afternoon in a crowded train station in Kobe, injuring a policeman and a commuter after he was caught trying to peek under a woman's skirt, Japanese police said. The incident, which occurred at rush hour, was unsettling in a nation where guns are rare and crime rates low by international standards. "I commute every day by train at peak time," said Kaori Sano, a 32-year-old office worker living in Tokyo. "For someone to... (

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