The Japanese national flag in front of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: Kyodo

Japanese man detained in China on suspicion of spying, Tokyo confirms

  • The man, identified by local media as a university professor in his 40s, was detained in Beijing in September, Japan’s top government spokesman said
Topic |   Japan

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The Japanese national flag in front of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: Kyodo
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Since 2015, at least 13 Japanese citizens have been detained in China on various charges. Photo: AP

China detains Japanese professor on suspicion of spying

  • The Hokkaido University academic was taken into custody in Beijing, with the authorities saying he ‘violated domestic laws’
  • Since 2015, at least 13 Japanese citizens have been detained in China on various charges, including espionage
Topic |   China-Japan relations

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Since 2015, at least 13 Japanese citizens have been detained in China on various charges. Photo: AP
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