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13 May 2003

Mainichi Daily News (Japan)

TSU, Kobe — Two men were arrested Tuesday for manufacturing homemade guns and selling them at their toyshop in Kobe, police said. Junichi Tanaka, manager of the "Paradise" toy retailer, and his employer Shogo Yasuda, were arrested on charges of illegally manufacturing firearms. "I just wanted to make powerful guns," Tanaka reportedly told police. Two of their clients were also busted as police seized eight zip guns. Police said Tanaka, of Yumesaki, Hyogo Prefecture,... (

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