Japan Weighs Gulf Area Evacuation

(Yomiuri Shimbun) - The Japanese government has begun preparations to secure transportation and evacuation routes for Japanese residents in Iraq and surrounding countries in case the U.S. attacks Iraq, government sources said. Five Japanese are living in Iraq, 740 are living in the eastern coastal area of Saudi Arabia, 590 in Israel, 206 in Kuwait, 162 in Bahrain, and 105 in Qatar. During the 1990 Gulf War, more than 500 Japanese were detained by Iraq to be used as human shields.

2002-11-21 00:00:00

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