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The Tokyo High Court on Monday upheld a 16-month prison term for Yohei Ogawa, a former chairman of Tombow Pencil Co. convicted of using stimulants.

The defense team for Ogawa, 61, had sought a suspended term, but presiding Judge Taketaka Nakagawa said his criminal responsibility “should not be understated” as he used stimulants while on probation following an earlier conviction.

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