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The Osaka District Court on Thursday found a former senior high school teacher guilty of assaulting a student who committed suicide shortly after and sentenced him to a year in prison, suspended for three years.

As the student’s basketball coach at Sakuranomiya Senior High School in Osaka, Hajime Komura, 47, slapped the 17-year-old team captain on the head and face for failing to follow instructions on Dec. 18 last year, the court said.

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