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Classified ministry documents were leaked to the head of a Japanese export-promotion group who spoke often with a Chinese diplomat suspected of spying, according to new farm minister Akira Gunji.

“I’ve heard that several kinds of documents were leaked” to the head of the Tokyo-based Promotion Association of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries & Foods Exporting to China, Gunji told Japanese media Wednesday. “I’ve told ministry officials to investigate the matter thoroughly to report our findings properly.”

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