• Kyodo


The former Sapporo branch chief of Marubeni Chikusan Corp. and an official of a food-processing company were arrested Friday in connection to the false labeling of chicken products.

Kazuma Hiraoka, 48, who headed the Sapporo branch of a Marubeni Corp. subsidiary, and Yoshikazu Takahashi, 47, a former division chief of Sumita Foods of Iwate Prefecture, were the sixth and seventh arrests in the case.

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