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Another Japanese given prison term for espionage in China

  • July 14, 2018
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei
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Most Saturday morning national papers reported that a 57-year-old Japanese man from Kanagawa Prefecture was given a 5-year sentence for espionage by a court in Dandong, China, on Friday, saying that he was the second Japanese citizen recently found guilty of spying. The Kanagawa man, who became a naturalized Japanese citizen after fleeing North Korea, had been detained since May 2015 when he was apprehended on the border with the DPRK. The circumstances surrounding the charge of spying are unknown. 

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