An envelope containing a threatening letter and a razor blade was mailed to Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Toshihiro Nikai, warning him not to “pander to China,” police said Monday.

The letter postmarked May 19 contained typed sentences such as “Do not pander to China,” “You have sold assets and riches to China,” and “I urge you to commit suicide,” according to the police.

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