• Kyodo


A court convicted a former real estate office manager Tuesday of causing an explosion in Sapporo in 2018 that injured 44 people, and sentenced him to three years in prison, suspended for four years.

The Sapporo District Court handed down the ruling on 35-year-old Takahiro Tsujimoto, a former store manager of an Apaman Co. agency branch in the northern Japan city, after finding him guilty of causing the blast by emptying air freshener cans.

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