• Kyodo


The Fukuoka High Court on Wednesday upheld a 12-year prison term for a senior mobster for attacking the home of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other related places in his constituency in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, in 2000 with Molotov cocktails.

In dismissing an appeal filed by Toshihiko Ikeda, 61, presiding Judge Hiroo Suyama said there are “no misrepresentations in the facts” by the Kokura branch of the Fukuoka District Court in recognizing a conspiracy based on confessions by accomplices.

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