• Kyodo News


A Soviet-era decoration was awarded Wednesday to a relative of Yotoku Miyagi, a painter accused of complicity in leaking Japanese intelligence data to a wartime Soviet spy.

At the Russian Embassy in Tokyo, Russian Ambassador to Japan Mikhail Bely awarded the Order of the Patriotic War medal, second class, to Toshiko Tokuyama, Miyagi’s 81-year-old niece. Tokuyama, who lives in Los Angeles, had been trying to locate the decoration, which was originally granted in 1965.

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