THE PEOPLE OF JAPAN WELL KNOW THE SHOCK AND FEAR THAT AMERICANS are experiencing as a result of the bombing in Oklahoma City. The sarin-gas attack on the Tokyo subway in March killed 12 people and sickened thousands more, and ever since, a sense of unease has gripped the country. That anxiety deepened last week when terror struck again, this time in Yokohama.

Emi Sakamoto, 65, was walking along the first-floor concourse of Yokohama's central train station last Wednesday afternoon when she was assaulted by fumes that "smelled like thinner." They seemed to come from a bag carried by a man...

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