• Kyodo


A couple in Fukuoka Prefecture were arrested Wednesday for allegedly harming their 1-year-old son last November by firing an air gun at him dozens of times, police said.

Yuiga Jokei, the third son of Masanori Jokei and his wife Ai, both 24, died the following month of pneumonia, according to the police, who are investigating the details of the boy’s death and whether he was subjected to daily abuse.

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