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SHIZUOKA (Kyodo) Two businessmen were arrested Thursday on suspicion of falsely labeling and selling Chinese-grown bamboo shoots as grown in Japan, police said.

The suspects were identified as Osamu Shirakawa, 55, president of Tokyo-based food product trader Tomei Fruits Co., and Yoshinori Sakiyama, 47, an employee of the company. They are suspected of violating the 1993 unfair competition prevention law.

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