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Japan

26 April 2003

Kyodo News

TOKYO — The government decided Friday to tighten the crackdown on Internet trading of firearms as the centerpiece of its firearms control program for fiscal 2003, which began in April. A Cabinet Office task force chaired by Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasuo Fukuda will focus on Net arms trafficking as 115 guns traded over the Internet were seized in Japan in fiscal 2002, a roughly fourfold increase from fiscal 2001, the officials... (GunPolicy.org)

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