• Kyodo


The Tokyo High Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling that sentenced a South Korean man to four years in prison in connection with an incident that damaged a lavatory at the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in 2015.

Chon Chang-han, 28, damaged the ceiling of a visitor’s restroom after igniting a gunpowder-filled metal pipe on Nov. 23, 2015. He also brought gunpowder with him when he re-entered Japan on Dec. 9 the same year, according to Tuesday’s ruling.

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