Police plan to split the ¥10 million reward among multiple informants who helped lead to the Tuesday evening collar of Tatsuya Ichihashi in Osaka, marking the first such payout since the bounty system was introduced in April 2007, a National Police Agency official said.

The ¥10 million is the highest offered among the 17 cases for which the NPA currently offers bounties, ranging from ¥1 million for information about identified suspects to ¥3 million for those who are unidentified.

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