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Japanese national receives six-year prison sentence for espionage in China

  • December 9, 2018
  • , Asahi, Yomiuri
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Sunday’s Yomiuri wrote that it has learned from several GOJ sources that the Shanghai Intermediate People’s Court handed down a ruling on Friday sentencing a Japanese woman to six years in prison and the seizure of 50,000 yuan (800,000 yen) in assets for espionage. The woman is an executive of a Tokyo-based Japanese language school who was detained in China in June 2015 and indicted in July 2016. The paper wrote that since 2015 she was the third Japanese national to be sentenced in China following detention on espionage charges. Asahi ran a similar story, adding that the woman is a naturalized Japanese citizen who was born in China and that the details of her alleged spying activities are unknown.

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