Four asylum seekers from North Korea entered a Japanese school in Beijing on Tuesday, officials in Japan said, confirming earlier reports out of the Chinese capital.

It is not known if the people, who are being questioned by Japanese Embassy officials, are Japanese nationals or former Korean residents of Japan, said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasuo Fukuda, the top government spokesman.

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