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Prosecutors on Friday charged a 45-year-old man with a history of mental problems with illegally entering an elementary school in Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, last month and attempting to kill students there.

Nobuyuki Shirai entered Uji Elementary School on Dec. 18, armed with a kitchen knife, and attacked two 7-year-old boys in a first-grade classroom on the second floor, according to the indictment.

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