• Kyodo


A 19-year-old woman abducted early Saturday morning in the city of Maebashi by a man armed with what appeared to be a hunting rifle was still missing Sunday evening, police said.

About 800 police officers were mobilized to search for Miwako Tsubaki, a technical school student who was taken from her parents’ home during a robbery. The officers examined cars at checkpoints on main roads and visited local hotels with a photo of Tsubaki.

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