• Kyodo News


The Tokyo District Court found five out of six defendants guilty Wednesday of professional negligence in connection with a building fire that claimed 44 lives in Tokyo’s Kabukicho nightlife district in 2001 and handed them suspended prison terms.

The sixth defendant was acquitted.

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