Officials denied that the move came because of pressure from China.
In some cases, the report said, the officials denied giving out student information.
But officials at the department deny asking for any help.
Yet two days later, officials in the region denied the reports.
Senior American officials have denied any plans for military action.
But a federal official denied that any decision had been made.
Officials with managed care companies denied that would be the case.
Some Japanese officials deny that the problem is so serious.
The officials denied that they were hiding from the issue.
As the number of news reports grew, officials denied that there was any problem with the W-76.