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Police on Monday arrested a member of a rightwing organization for allegedly attempting to blackmail Yomiuri Giants Corp. by threatening to disclose embarrassing information about third baseman Akira Eto.

Eiichi Hirano, 31, of Miyazaki Prefecture, was arrested by the Metropolitan Police Department and the Miyazaki Prefectural Police on suspicion of attempted blackmail.

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