• Kyodo


The Tokyo High Court on Wednesday acquitted an elevator maintenance company chairman and two others over a 2006 accident that killed a 16-year-old boy, scrapping a lower court ruling.

SEC Elevator Co. Chairman Takao Suzuki, 74, President Hiroshi Nishimura, 58, and Kunio Nemoto, 71, who headed a maintenance section of the company, had previously been given suspended prison terms.

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