• Kyodo


Kidnapping charges have been filed against nine Japanese students already accused of assault after a fellow student at their Auckland-based performing arts academy was found dead earlier this week, New Zealand police said Friday.

The body of Nozomu Shinozaki, a 22-year-old man from Yokohama, was found by emergency services at the Columbus Academy in West Harbor, West Auckland, early Wednesday. He had suffered head injuries.

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