• Kyodo


A 27-year-old man from Tokyo’s Sumida Ward has been arrested for allegedly forcing an acquaintance who resembles him to report to police in his place over speeding charges, police said Wednesday.

Masashi Nishiyama, a former operator of a shop that provided sexual services, was arrested with 21-year-old construction worker Jo Kanno, also of Sumida Ward. Kanno, who had turned himself in to police in place of Nishiyama, was arrested on suspicion of harboring a suspect.

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