PRESIDENT BUSH ARRIVED IN TOKYO ON SUNDAY AT THE START OF AN ASIAN TOU...

World | February 17, 2002, Sunday // 00:00

President Bush arrived in Tokyo on Sunday at the start of an Asian tour, during which he hopes to win more support for his declared war on terror and to cajole Japan to bite the bullet on economic reforms. About 100 demonstrators wearing helmets and face masks marched through central Tokyo to protest against Bush's hard line on Iran, Iraq and North Korea, the countries he referred to as an "axis of evil" in his State of the Union speech last month. "Stop Bush's war against Afghanistan and Iraq" read one banner. One demonstrator standing in the cold and wet wore a bib reading "Bush the Fascist." Tight security prevented the demonstration, organized by a left-wing students' group, from approaching the U.S. embassy.

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