Tuesday, April 20, 2004
MASTERPIECES OF PUBLIC RELATIONS:
Former Japanese hostages to pay for their flight home.
Senior Vice Foreign Minister Ichiro Aisawa on Tuesday said the government will have three Japanese civilians taken hostage by a militant group on April 7 and freed last Thursday pay a total of about 660,000 yen for a chartered plane that took them from Baghdad to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.Ouch! According to my limited math skills (and prevailing exchange rates) that is over $6000!