• Kyodo News


A former sumo wrestler has been arrested on suspicion of swindling a Tokyo woman out of about ¥7.3 million while promising to marry her, police officials said Wednesday.

Hisao Akimoto, 43, unemployed, allegedly defrauded the 41-year-old female office worker from last September to October, soliciting loans from her by saying he needed them for his work while passing himself off as an architect, they said.

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