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Beijing court sentences Japanese man to 12 years in prison for spying

  • December 11, 2018
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NHK reported this morning that on Dec. 10 a court in Beijing sentenced a 73-year-old man from Hokkaido to 12 years in prison plus the confiscation of his assets worth 200,000 yuan (approximately 3.27 million yen) for involvement in espionage in 2015 without specifying the offenses he was guilty of. He is the fourth Japanese national to be sentenced to imprisonment for spying in China since 2015.

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