China court gives Japanese man 12 years for spying
Jiji -- Jul 11
A Chinese court ordered a 12-year prison term for a Japanese man over spying and other charges, Japanese government sources said Tuesday.

Hangzhou Intermediate People's Court in Zhejiang Province handed down the sentence to the 54-year-old man from Aichi Prefecture, central Japan.

He was the first to receive a court ruling among eight Japanese nationals who were indicted on suspicion of being involved in spying activities in China.

According to the Japanese Foreign Ministry and other sources, the man was held by Chinese authorities in May 2015 near a military facility in Wenzhou in the same province and was indicted in May 2016.

He has worked in staff service and other industries and frequently visited China. It is unclear at this point, however, what actions led to his spying charges.

中国で日本人男性にスパイ罪などで懲役12年の実刑判決が言い渡されました。
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