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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, February 28, 1984- Page 5
Military tragedies shock Japan

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TOKYO (UPI) - An army private
ran~ amok yesterday, wounding four
ellow trainees with a burst of
automatic fire; and an amphibious
plane crashed on a training mission,
killing three crewmen and leaving 10
others missing, officials said.
The two incidents, described by
Japan's public television network,
MHK, as "shocking," triggered an
uproar in a country that is very wary
about Prime Minister Yasuhiro
Nakasone's attempt to build up its
defense forces.
SAT A GROUND Self-Defense Force
Training camp, about 38 miles west of
Imakuni, Pvt. 2nd class Yuichi
Kanenobu, 21, fired his automatic rifle

'He suddenly aimed his rifle at his
colleagues during the training session and
then started shooting.'
- Japanese Defense Agency official

shooting, holed up in a nearby mountain
and was arrested by police five hours
later after an intensive manhunt, of-
ficials said.
At about the same time, the defense
officials said, the propeller-driven PS1
naval craft plunged into the stormy
Inland Sea, about 400 miles southwest
of Tokyo, on its way to a training
The accident killed three crewmen
and 10 were listed as missing, officials
"I'm extremely sorry for having
caused anguish among the public,"
Defense Agency Director-General Yuko
Kurihara told Japanese reporters after
briefing Nakasone on the incidents.

at his colleagues during a training
session, Defense Agency officials said.
The motive of the shooting was not im-
mediately known.
"He suddenly aimed his rifle at his
colleagues during the training session

and then started shooting," a Defense
Agency spokesman said.
Four people, were injured, one
seriously, the officials said.
Kanenobu, who commandered a
GSDF jeep and drove away after the

Hart gains on Mondale
in New Hampshire polls

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HE TOURED Somersworth, Por-
tsmouth and Concord, and told repor-
ters he believes he is pulling support
away from both Mondale and Glenn.
"We are not going to fail. I think
we've already won in New Hampshire.
I am now being considered a serious
candidate whereas just a few weeks ago
that was not the case, which means that
something is working in our favor," he
Glenn, trying to recover from a weak
fifth place finish in Iowa, shrugged off
polls showing him in third place and
said, "I just wish people would pay as
much attention to who has the best
program...That's what's going to
determine our country, not who's up or
down one or two points overnight."
Hollings, hoping to replace Glenn as
the candidate of the conservative and
moderate voters, campaigned door-to-
door in Manchester and Nashua. He
stopped at a news conference long
enough to repeat his prediction that
Mondale would lead the prty to defeat
next fall if he wins the nomination.
"IT COULD well be tomorrow that
we have not only the first primary but
the last primary, and the re-election of
President Reagan all in one day," he
Jackson campaigned in the northern
part of the state, one day after admit-


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But the remark continued to plague
Jackson on the final day of the cam-


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arctic cold returned to town, but there's no need to tell this man who got
stuck shoveling the sidewalk on State Street last night.
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Czech officials steer clear of
talks over Stoph's family

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professor on the committee, said that
student involvement was not
necessarily appropriate in a faculty
report, SACUA members decided to
send it back to the CIVS with several
SACUA members agreed that a con-
ference is needed, but that it should in-
volve faculty, students, professors, and
the local professional community. They
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strictly to military research, and
should aim toward a wide range of
discussion rather than a specific
resolution to the problems.
Also during their meeting yesterday,
SACUA members met in a closed-door
session with President Harold Shapiro
to discuss a proposed code of
nonacademic conduct for students.
Hildebrandt said that Shapiro ex-
pressed support for the open hearingdon
the code which the Michigan Student
Assembly is planning to hold.
"Open hearings will occur, and fur-
ther changes might be made (in the
code) based on the
hearings," Hildebrandt said. "The key
word is 'might."'

PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia (AP) -
The Czech government is taking a back
seat in negotiations between the two
Germanys over five relatives of the
East German premier who sought
refuge in the West German Embassy
here, a diplomatic source said yester-
The fate of the relatives of Premier
Willi Stoph remained unknown yester-
day, three days after they entered the
embassy and requested asylum in the'
"I think they (the Czechs) are con-
sidering it a matter for the two Ger-
manys to work out," said a Western
diplomat who specializes in East
European affairs.
"OF COURSE, they're hoping it gets
settled quickly and doesn't recur," he
added. He spoke on condition he not be
The five were Stoph's niece, her

husband, two children and ,mother-in-
Stoph is second in the Communist
East German leadership, outranked
only by president and Communist Par-
ty chief Erich Honecker.
All three countries maintained a tight
news blackout on the case, and there
were no signs of unusual activity out-
side the four-story, ornate 18th century
embassy building in Prague.
The Hamburg-published Bild Zeitung
tabloid reported yesterday that East
German negotiators indicated they
were ready for a "solution" but insisted
the group first return to East Germany
instead of going directly from
Czechoslovakia into West Germany.


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