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Japanese woman freed from Chinese prison after serving six-year sentence 

  • August 13, 2021
  • , Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
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Nikkei, Yomiuri, and Sankei wrote that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs disclosed on Thursday that a Japanese woman convicted of espionage in China was released on Thursday after serving a six-year prison sentence in Shanghai. The woman, who is of Chinese origin and worked at a Tokyo-based Japanese language school, was detained in Shanghai in June 2015, but the specific acts she was accused of committing remain unknown. Since 2015, more than 10 Japanese citizens have been detained in China on various charges, including espionage, and the woman is the third of them to be released after being convicted in China. 

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