Friday, April 21, 2006


TOKYO - Japan's Cabinet on Friday approved a six-month extension of its non-combat support for the U.S.-led anti-terrorism campaign in Afghanistan

Japan has also deployed about 600 troops in southern Iraq on a non-combat, humanitarian mission under another law passed in 2003.

The Iraq mission - Japan's largest overseas military dispatch since World War II - has been unpopular among the public Apr. 21, 2006MiamiHerald


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