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Japon

World Horrified by School Shooting, Proliferation of Guns in US

21 April 1999

Associated Press

TOKYO — The deadly shooting at a suburban American high school left much of the world stunned and horrified, especially by the availability of guns in the United States. In Hong Kong and New Delhi, the rampage that left at least 13 people dead was the top world news story. It was front-page news in major Japanese and Taiwanese newspapers for their evening editions. South Korean TV stations carried it as urgent news. "The worst school shooting accident; The American... (GunPolicy.org)

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Japon,Nations Unies

Japan to Fund United Nations Efforts to Disarm Small Weapons

19 March 1999

Kyodo News

TOKYO — Japan plans to contribute [US] 440,000 dollars to the U.N. Secretariat and U.N. Development Program to help them undertake programs to disarm small conventional weapons like machine guns, a Foreign Ministry official said Friday. The programs includes U.N.-led efforts in Latin America, Africa and Albania, the official said. Illegal production and smuggling of small arms remain major problems in Latin America, the official said. The United Nations is working... (GunPolicy.org)

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Hong Kong

Gun Drawn on Suspect

2 March 1999

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

A police sergeant drew his gun when threatened by a knife-wielding robbery suspect in Sha Tin yesterday. The drama occurred after three men snatched a bag containing $300,000 in cash and cheques from two female car park employees in Sha Kok Estate. The women had withdrawn the money from a bank. Officers in a police van heard the women shout for help and a sergeant responded. "The officer chased two of the three suspects into a cooked food stall where one picked up a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Japon

Japan Police Report 154 Shooting Incidents, 19 Deaths in 1998

4 February 1999

Kyodo News

TOKYO — Japanese police recorded 154 shooting incidents last year, resulting in 19 deaths and injuries to 35 people, the National Police Agency said Thursday. A total of 1,104 handguns were seized nationwide in 1998. The number of shooting incidents last year was up six from 1997, but the number of fatalities decreased by three. Nearly nine out of 10 shooting incidents were thought to be gang-related. Of the 54 firearm-related deaths and injuries, 21 — eight... (GunPolicy.org)

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Hong Kong

Shooters Protest at 'Unnecessary' Firearm Curbs

27 January 1999

Hong Kong Standard

Hong Kong shooters want officials to release firearms from "unnecessary control" that they claim has slowed the healthy development of sport. A group of about 20 shooters from the 238 Concern Group will stage a protest outside the Legislative Council Building this morning about the proposed Firearms and Ammunition (Amendment) Bill 1999, which is being tabled for debate. The bill seeks to tighten police control of the use of guns by civilians "for better management of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Japon

Handguns Seized by Tokyo Police in 1998 5-Year-High

4 January 1999

Kyodo News

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) confiscated 281 handguns — 40% of them converted from model guns — last year, the highest number seized in five years, officials said Monday. The figure, which accounts for 20-30% of all handguns confiscated throughout the country, marked a big jump over the previous four years because of the large quantities of converted toy guns seized, MPD officials... (GunPolicy.org)

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Macao

207 Macao Residents Hold Gun Licenses

29 November 1998

Xinhua

MACAO — In Macao with 450,000 residents, 207 people hold gun licenses and the number of applicants is increasing, a Portuguese language newspaper said in a recent report. The gun holders mainly include lawyers, judicial officials, business people and senior government employees. The mounting number of gun holders is believed to be a result of worsening public security in Macao since 1997. Among the gun holders, some Portuguese had been granted gun licenses in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Japon

Symposium Focuses on US-Japan Gun Controls

18 October 1998

Kyodo News

NAGOYA — A symposium on gun controls in Japan and the United States took place in Nagoya on Sunday commemorating the seventh anniversary of the gunshot death of a Japanese high school student in Louisiana. The event was sponsored by a group that has campaigned against gun-related crime in both nations since Yoshihiro Hattori, 16, of Nagoya was shot dead in Louisiana where he was studying on a home-stay program. His parents lead the group. Panelists included Japanese... (GunPolicy.org)

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Japon,Nations Unies

Japan: Delegates Discuss Curbing Proliferation of Small Arms

7 September 1998

Kyodo News

TOKYO — representatives from 21 countries as well as from the international criminal police organization (interpol) started three-day talks in Tokyo on Monday to curb proliferation of small arms. At the meeting of experts, sponsored by the foreign ministry, participants will exchange views on ways to prevent illegal trading in small arms such as pistols and on methods to collect weapons from regions where warfare has ended, ministry officials said. One method to be... (GunPolicy.org)

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Japon

Gunfire Incidents in Japan Increase

6 August 1998

Kyodo News

Gunfire incidents in Japan in the first six months of this year nearly doubled from the year-earlier figure while the number of victims killed and injured also rose, according to a survey released Thursday by the National Police Agency. Eighty-one cases of gunfire were seen between January and June, up from 43 during the same period last year, resulting in 10 deaths, up from nine, and 21 injuries, up from seven, the survey... (GunPolicy.org)

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Chine

Gun Control Steps See Initial Success

5 June 1998

Xinhua

BEIJING — China's nationwide crackdown on the illegal manufacturing and selling of firearms since early this year has achieved initial success. The Ministry of Public Security said today that in Songtao County, Guizhou Province, police smashed 15 underground gangs making or selling guns, arrested 49 suspects connected with them, and confiscated 152 illegal firearms, as well as 65 semi-finished guns and quantities of gun parts. Meanwhile, police in Yunnan Province... (GunPolicy.org)

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Mongolie,Russie

Mongolia Bans Import of Firearms

6 April 1998

Itar-Tass

ULAN BATOR — Mongolia imposes a total ban on the import of firearms and ammunition as of April 6, 1998. This decision was passed at a meeting of representatives of Mongolia's Foreign Ministry, the main police agency, the customs and a number of other agencies. The ban on the import of arms will be in operation until the passage of the law regulating the import of arms and ammunition. Participants in the meeting believe the present legal norms in the area "do not meet... (GunPolicy.org)

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Japon

Japanese Laws Separate Biathletes from Their Best Friends - Their Rifles

2 February 1998

Associated Press

NAGANO — Sometimes, Stacey Wooley says, a biathlete just needs to be with her .22. To pick it up. To put it to her cheek. To squeeze off a few dry rounds. "You are better," Wooley said, "when you are one with your rifle." But for Wooley, from Newberry, N.H., and other Olympic biathlon competitors, Japan has turned into the land of the locked-up gun. Severe restrictions on all firearms in this country mean biathletes — whose sport is a mixture of cross-country... (GunPolicy.org)

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Japon

Knife-Wielding Schoolboy Attacks Tokyo Policeman

2 February 1998

Kyodo News

A 15-year-old schoolboy was arrested Monday for attacking a police officer with a knife while attempting to steal the officer's gun in yet another act of teenage violence, police said. At around 12:15 a.m., the boy, a third-year junior high school student, attacked Yoshinari Yasuda, 54, a police officer who was patrolling Tokyo's Koto Ward on... (GunPolicy.org)

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Japon

Rifle Storage Facility Opens in Nozawa Onsen

31 January 1998

Kyodo News

NOZAWA ONSEN, Japan — An alternative rifle storage facility, that will be used by the athletes participating in the biathlon event at the Nagano Olympic Winter Games, opened Friday in the ski resort village of Nozawa Onsen. The facility was opened after several of the participants in the biathlon event decided to stay at hotels and inns at the hot springs resort in order avoid the commute to the Olympic Village in Nagano, located over 50 kilometers away. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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Chine

Layoffs to Be China Arms Makers' Magic Bullet

8 January 1998

Reuters

BEIJING — China is urging its defence industry to join other ailing state sectors and promote layoffs amd mergers to cut losses within the next three years, the People's Daily said on Thursday … The arms industry, one of China's most troubled state-owned sectors, in 1997 saw six mergers of large- and medium-sized enterprises and laid off 90,000 redundant workers, finding new jobs for 74,000 of them, the newspaper said... (GunPolicy.org)

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Japon

Gun Laws, Unhappy Locals Could Take Shine Off Olympic Biathlon

8 January 1998

Associated Press

NOZAWA ONSEN, Japan — The Winter Olympics may put this hot springs and ski resort on the international sports map, but villagers here are up in arms over the idea of rifle-toting biathletes shooting up the hillsides. Japan's gun control laws — among the world's strictest — have presented officials with a host of difficulties for the biathlon, which combines rifle shooting and cross-country skiing. Mitsu Sato, head of the village's Olympic preparations, said two... (GunPolicy.org)

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