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2 Japanese sent to prosecutors for landing on Diaoyus

2012-09-29 07:42:01 GMT2012-09-29 15:42:01(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Two Japanese nationals have been sent to prosecutors by the Okinawa prefectural police on Friday for landing on one of the Diaoyu Islands last week, Kyodo News Agency reported.

It is the first case in Japan which means the men could face possible charges for illegal landing.

The two Japanese are identified as a 45-year-old business man from Tokyo and a 60-year-old company executive from Kagoshima Prefecture respectively. They are suspected of landing on the island at around 9:20 a.m. on Sept. 18 without legitimate purpose, the police said.

Although some Japanese nationals landed on the islands before, the Japanese police had refrained from building a case.

 

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