• Kyodo


An employee of Japanese trading house Itochu Corp., who was detained in China in 2018 on suspicion of harming national security, has been sentenced to three years in prison in the country, Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Tuesday.

A court in the southern city of Guangzhou, Guangdong province, handed down the sentence to the employee on Oct. 15, according to a source close to Sino-Japanese ties. The Japanese man, who is in his 40s, was detained during a visit to Guangzhou in February 2018.

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