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Japanese man convicted of spying by Chinese court

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has confirmed that a Japanese citizen was convicted of spying in by a

Yoshihide Suga, responding to a question, confirmed today that Japanese citizen was sentenced to 12 years in prison with forced labour by the in earlier today. The court also ordered confiscation of all his personal assets.

Suga said the two countries should make efforts not to let the ruling affect their relations, which have recently started improving.

Suga said Iwase was arrested by the Chinese authorities in May 2015 near a military facility on suspicion of spying. Several other Japanese citizens have also been arrested or charged with spying in in recent years.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 20:35 IST