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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - May 10, 1986, Tokyo, JapanSaturday May 10, 1986 world Pacific stars and stripes Japan not committed to terrorism pact by David r. Schweisberg United press International Tokyo Japan in its clearest attempt yet to distance itself from the Tokyo Summit s Declara Tion against terrorism said thursday it was not committed to the accords but would study them. At a news briefing Yoshio Hatano the foreign ministry s chief spokesman disputed interpretations by . Officials of the declaration adopted monday by the seven leading Industrial nations a their annual Summit. The declaration called for a stand against terrorism and listed six measures for combating it including barring arms sales to nations that sponsor terrorism closing the diplomatic missions of those nations restraining movements of their nationals and improving extradition procedures. Although he played Down suggestions that Japan was widening cracks in the allies United front Hatano said a key clause in the Accord that its provisions were open to any government meant participation was voluntary. Hatano said Japan had not decided which measures to implement. We will study the desirability and the feasibility of these questions he said. A Reagan administration official in a briefing earlier this week said the open clause meant the Accord was open to other governments beyond the Summit seven. This is not our interpretation Hatano is the wording Summit participants Italy and France also concerned about relations with the Middle East have indicated the measures were not troops executed by rebels Manila up communist guerrillas stopped a military jeep on a mercy Mission lined up five soldiers on the Road and shot them to death As horrified civilians watched the state news Agency said thursday. Col. Manuel Avila the regional commander said the rebels struck wednesday at a Village outside the town of Solana in the troubled pro Vince of Bagayan 250 Miles North of Manila. Avila said a Captain and three troopers were taking a Soldier suffer ing from malaria to a Hospital when guerrillas of the communist new people s army flagged Down their jeep. Several passenger vehicles follow ing the jeep were also stopped and their occupants ordered out of their vehicles. The guerrillas lined the five sol Diers up next to their vehicle and shot them As the civilians watched the news Agency said. The guerrillas robbed the dead soldiers of their firearms and person Al belongings. Magazine males can give birth London a the British Maga Zine new society reported thursday that scientists say the technology exists to enable men to give birth. Although such a birth would pose Many dangers one expert was quoted As saying that undoubtedly some one will do however professor Ian Craft director of Fertility and obstetrics at London s Wellington Hospital and leading test tube baby researcher said he knew of no one involved in treating infertility who was seriously considering the possibility of male pregnancy. Nobody has tried it and Why would they Craft said. It s bizarre and male pregnancy would involve fertilizing a donated egg with sperm outside the body. The embryo would be implanted into the Bowel area where it could attach itself to a major Organ. The baby would be delivered by caesarean Section. The japanese were widely reported to have held Back on the Accord and its naming of Libya As a sponsor of terrorism. Prime minister Yasuhiro Nakasone said Tokyo would retain its Independence in relations with Arab countries. We have maintained an Independent policy toward the Middle East Hatano said. This will not be affected by any declaration made at Japan imports no Oil from Libya but depends on Middle East producers for nearly three fourths fits crude. Hatano also said the declaration was not an endorsement of the april 15 . Bombing of Libya or other military action. Japan was the Only major ally not to take a stand on the raid for weeks afterwards and at the Summit made Only an expression of sympathetic briefs Reuter Kazumi Toyota has her hair done like Princess Diana s in Tokyo. See related Story Page a12. British Royal couple arrives in Japan Kyoto Japan a after months of anticipation Here Brit Ain s Prince Charles and Princess Diana arrived in Japan thursday and were whisked off in a White Rolls Royce to begin their five Day visit to Japan. The smiling couple whose visit has sparked a wave of Royal fever were greeted at the Osaka Airport by emperor Hirohito s grandson Prince Hiro. The couple were to spend one whirlwind Day seeing Kyoto s famed temples and traditional arts before flying to Tokyo. Low level radiation found in japanese milk Tokyo a Low level Radia Tion believed to have come from the nuclear Power Plant Accident in the soviet Ukraine has been detected in milk sold in Central Japan an official of Japan s science and technology Agency said thursday. Kazuhiro Takayori said a very Low level of iodine 131 was detected in milk sold tuesday at a store in Chiba 21 Miles East of Tokyo. There is no immediate threat to health and the Agency has no plan to release any warning not to drink or Purchase milk he said. Italian court upholds Achille Lauro convictions Genoa Italy a an appeals court thursday upheld convictions of four palestinians accused in the Achille Lauro hijacking. The court however overturned the conviction of a fifth and reduced some sentences by up to two years. The court set aside the conviction of Bassam Al Ashker on grounds that he was 17 and thus a minor at the time of the hijacking. Al Ashker and the four others had been found guilty of illegal Possession of arms and explosives after a trial last nov. 18. Venereal disease strikes at Koala population Mog Gill Australia a wildlife officials say a venereal disease is ravaging colonies of Australia s Best loved Symbol the Koala and one expert believes the epidemic could Lead to their extinction within 20 years. But others argue that tree log Ging is eroding the marsupials natural habitat thereby reducing the number of koalas. All the tree planting in the world won t help if we Don t find a vaccine to immunize them against this Dis ease said Marie Hendry who runs a Koala Park outside Sydney. Koalas Are being depleted at an alarming rate she said. They will die out within two decades if Noth ing is done. It s far More serious than people

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