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A 61-year-old Japanese man was sentenced to death by a district court in the Chinese city of Shenyang earlier this month on charges of trying to smuggle 1.25 kg of stimulant drugs from China to Japan, sources close to the case said Saturday.

The man, who has not been named, is the first Japanese to be given a death penalty that was not suspended in China, according to Japanese authorities.

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