• Kyodo News


A 72-year-old man charged with the murder of a woman in Tokyo may become the first person to be tried under the newly inaugurated lay judge system, with his trial set to start Aug. 3 at the Tokyo District Court, sources said Wednesday.

According to the court, the trial is scheduled to run for four straight days through Aug. 6.

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