• Kyodo News


Police have identified three of the four people who died in Sunday’s fire at a restaurant in Tokyo’s Koenji district, while at least four other people died in fires in other parts of the country Monday.

Two of the four male victims in the restaurant fire were identified Sunday as Tsutomu Takei, 31, and Daigo Akeda, 30, both residents of Tokyo and employees of another restaurant chain, who were in the Ishikari-tei restaurant when it caught fire around 9:10 a.m.

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