• Kyodo


An Akita man was arrested Monday night on suspicion of stalking, becoming the first person to be held under the new antistalking law that took effect Friday.

According to police, 24-year-old construction worker Fumikazu Yamamoto made five phone calls to his former girlfriend’s workplace Sunday afternoon, urging her to meet and talk to him and threatening to brag about their past relationship to her acquaintances.

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