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Bullet sent to Chinese embassy in Japan

Published on Sep 28, 2012 4:25 PM
 
Policemen stand guard in front of the Chinese Embassy in Tokyo on Sept 28, 2012. The Chinese embassy in Tokyo has received a bullet in the post, with the sender giving their name as the Japanese prime minister, police and reports said on Friday, amid a festering territorial row. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

TOKYO (AFP) - The Chinese embassy in Tokyo has received a bullet in the post, with the sender giving their name as the Japanese prime minister, police and reports said on Friday, amid a festering territorial row.

An envelope containing the rifle bullet arrived at the embassy on Thursday morning, Jiji Press said.

A spokesman at the prime minister's office said only that the premier had not sent the bullet, without elaborating on any action it might take.

Noting that the sender's name written on the envelope was "Yoshihiko Noda", embassy officials took it to police, Jiji said, citing investigative sources. There was no letter included.

 
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