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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.

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