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The head of a food processing and sales company in Tokyo was arrested with two other people Wednesday on suspicion of falsely labeling eel from China as domestically raised.

The Metropolitan Police Department said Hamashin Chairman Hayama Nakamura, 67, has admitted to breaking the law against unfair competition by falsely labeling 3,000 packs of grilled eel on May 22 last year and selling them to a Tokyo wholesaler for ¥1.71 million the following day.

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