Bullets sent to offices of Hatoyama, Ozawa
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Last Updated: Thursday, January 28, 2010, 21:56
Tokyo: A bullet was sent on Thursday morning to Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama at his office in Tokyo's Nagatacho district, a government official said.

Meanwhile police also said that another bullet was sent to ruling Democratic Party of Japan Secretary General Ichiro Ozawa's office in the Diet building along with a letter threatening to harm him.

According to Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yorihisa Matsuno, police confirmed today afternoon that the object inside an envelope addressed to the premier was a bullet.

"We must resolutely combat such a violent and menacing act -- although we are not sure if it constitutes a threat -- and it is extremely regrettable," Matsuno said in a press conference he held on behalf of Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirofumi Hirano.

Since last month, envelopes containing bullets and letters criticizing Ozawa have been sent to Ozawa's office and home, the DPJ headquarters and the TV Asahi Corp office.


First Published: Thursday, January 28, 2010, 21:56

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