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Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda bows his head Tuesday at his office in Tokyo as he apologizes to a group of victims and relatives of people who contracted hepatitis C from tainted blood products. At least 10,000 people are estimated to have contracted the potentially fatal disease after being given fibrinogen, which is used to stop bleeding.

Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda bows his head Tuesday at his office in Tokyo as he apologizes to a group of victims and relatives of people who contracted hepatitis C from tainted blood products. At least 10,000 people are estimated to have contracted the potentially fatal disease after being given fibrinogen, which is used to stop bleeding.