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Thursday, July 19

Yahoo / Reuters Peru Blasts Japan Over Fujimori Brother-In-Law: "The dispute over Fujimori and his brother-in-law puts Japan in an awkward position because Tokyo feels beholden to the former president for his rescue of hostages held by leftist guerrillas at the Japanese ambassador's residence in 1997. Peru under Fujimori was one of the biggest recipients of Japanese aid, and one of 14 countries that received loans from Japan on an annual basis. But if Peru pushes for Fujimori's extradition too hard, it could risk losing badly needed aid for its struggling economy, analysts say." Japan's position seems opportunistic, especially with Fujimori's popularity among certain political circles in Tokyo.

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