• Kyodo


Police have determined that a man found with severe abdominal wounds Tuesday evening on the premises of the gutted home of lawmaker Koichi Kato in Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture, is a member of a rightwing group in Tokyo.

The 65-year-old man, whose name was not disclosed, remains hospitalized and is unconscious, police said Wednesday. They plan to question him on suspicion of arson after he recovers.

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