OSAKA — The Osaka High Court upheld the death sentence Thursday for a former mob boss over the 1991 robbery and murder of a wealthy Kobe company president and his daughter.

The high court upheld the Kobe District Court’s 1999 sentence for Masahira Yamaguchi, 54, the former leader of Yamakatsu Sogyo, a gangster group affiliated with the Yamaguchi-gumi, Japan’s largest underworld syndicate, for the slaying of Akira Okada, 75, and his daughter, Yumiko, 42.

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