• Kyodo


The Yokohama District Court on Thursday sentenced a man to seven years in prison over the March kidnapping of a then 5-year-old girl from Isehara, Kanagawa Prefecture, and for his subsequent ransom demands and two other extortion attempts.

The sentencing of Tadashi Yamazaki, 51, a native of Suwa, Nagano Prefecture, fell short of prosecutors’ demand for 10 years.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.