• Kyodo News


Police on Thursday turned over to prosecutors their case against a National Police Agency superintendent who allegedly threw a tray at a woman working at a security check at Narita airport last year after being told an item he was carrying could not be taken aboard a plane.

Takayuki Masuda, 36, assistant chief of the NPA’s Personnel Division, was suspended the same day for three months as a disciplinary measure, but voluntarily quit his post.

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