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The Tokyo High Court dismissed appeals Tuesday by two gang members found guilty of inflicting bodily injury on movie director Juzo Itami in 1992.

The court upheld a decision by the Tokyo District Court, which had sentenced the gang members to prison terms of five and six years. Presiding Judge Tadaharu Kanda said there is no problem of credibility in statements made by those concerned about the defendants’ involvement in the attack on the movie director.

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