• Kyodo


A man was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Wednesday for his role nine years ago in a firebomb attack on a telephone date club in Kobe that killed four people.

The Kobe District Court ruled that Kenichi Hori, 41, was the driver of the car that carried two men who threw Molotov cocktails into the Rin Rin House date club on March 2, 2000. Three other people were wounded in the attack.

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