• Kyodo, JIJI


Nobu Iwatani, a professor at Hokkaido University’s graduate school of law who was arrested in China earlier this year on suspicion of spying, was released Friday and is back home, the Japanese government said.

The professor, 42, who specializes in modern Chinese history, was confirmed to be in good health, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a news conference the same day.

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