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The flight of a Japanese passenger plane was delayed this week because of confusion over the number of people in the pop group SMAP's entourage. The flight, carrying 502 passengers from New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido, took off 48 minutes late Thursday as a result, The Yomiuri Shimbun reported.
Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Sapporo, 4 July - Police arrested a South Korean man Friday on suspicion of obstructing an immigration officer at an airport - an incident that sources familiar with the matter said involves a labour union official trying to enter Japan to attend a rally related to next week's Group of Eight summit in Hokkaido, northern Japan.
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