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The Independent Online
PHNOM PENH (AP) - The first Japanese ground troops since the Second World War to report overseas for duty landed yesterday in Cambodia. The troops are to help the UN accomplish its most ambitious peace-keeping operation. As military observers, they are to help disarm and demobilise Cambodia's 170,000 troops; establish and monitor border checkpoints; and monitor the fragile ceasefire. The operation is aimed at stabilising the country for elections by next May.