NAGANO (Kyodo) A woman and a man were found dead about 100 meters apart in the Northern Alps’ Happo mountain range in Hakuba, Nagano Prefecture, local police said.

The police identified them as Mitoko Masuuchi, 50, a town assembly member from Agui, Aichi Prefecture, and Nobuhide Takada, 57, chairman of the Japanese Communist Party’s Chita chapter in Showa Ward, Nagoya.

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