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Former Defense Agency chief and farm minister Tokuichiro Tamazawa, 81, was shot in the leg Tuesday near his home in Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, and is in a stable condition, according to multiple media reports.

The suspect, identified as Hisashi Takahashi, 82, of Oshu, also in Iwate, has already turned himself into police and was immediately arrested. He is suspected of using a handgun in the shooting.

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