• Kyodo


Two people died and another 15 were rushed to hospitals in Tokyo over the two days to Wednesday after they choked on “mochi” pounded rice cakes, the Tokyo Fire Department said Wednesday.

The two fatalities, a 68-year-old man and an 83-year-old man, were dining at their homes.

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