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Virginia Governor to Immediately Return Home

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TOKYO - Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, having just arrived in Asia for a trade mission, is turning around and heading back home in the wake of the shooting rampage at Virginia Tech.

Speaking to reporters in Tokyo, Kaine called it a "very tragic day for us in Virginia." He says he's been on the phone with President Bush, who offered his condolences, and the president of Virginia Tech.

Kaine says his reaction to the news of the shooting "was just shock."

The governor and his wife arrived in Tokyo Monday night. They hope to be back in time for a convocation to be held by Virginia Tech tomorrow.

Kaine had stopped over in Japan while en-route to a trade mission to India.

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