• Kyodo


Three people were found guilty Thursday of professional negligence resulting in the death of a 16-year-old high school student who had been given excessive doses of a cancer drug.

The Saitama District Court sentenced Ichiro Sumi, the girl’s 33-year-old doctor, to two years in prison, suspended for three years. It slapped a fine of 300,000 yen on Toshio Honma, 37, who had been instructing Sumi at the time of the accident, and fined former Saitama Medical School professor Isuzu Kawabata, 67, 200,000 yen.

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