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Japanese Magazine Editor Beaten by Attackers

August 14, 1992

TOKYO (AP) _ Two men dressed in business suits and wielding steel pipes stormed into the office of a weekly magazine on Friday and beat up an editor.

They fled after the attack and were sought by police.

Toshio Ohashi, 53, deputy chief editor of ″Friday,″ was taken to a hospital with head wounds that required 11 stitches to close, said magazine official Michio Yoshioka. Ohashi was released after treatment, he said.

Yoshioka said the motive for the attack was not known.

″Friday″ has been the target of various protests in recent years, including a dispute with a Tokyo-based religious group after an article about its leader.