Takuma Sakuragi, a 76-year-old Japanese former assemblyman, has been sentenced to life in prison in China for drug smuggling. Photo: WeiboTakuma Sakuragi, a 76-year-old Japanese former assemblyman, has been sentenced to life in prison in China for drug smuggling. Photo: Weibo
Takuma Sakuragi, a 76-year-old Japanese former assemblyman, has been sentenced to life in prison in China for drug smuggling. Photo: Weibo

Japanese former politician, 76, gets life for smuggling 3.3kg of methamphetamine into China

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Topic |   China-Japan relations
Takuma Sakuragi, a 76-year-old Japanese former assemblyman, has been sentenced to life in prison in China for drug smuggling. Photo: WeiboTakuma Sakuragi, a 76-year-old Japanese former assemblyman, has been sentenced to life in prison in China for drug smuggling. Photo: Weibo
Takuma Sakuragi, a 76-year-old Japanese former assemblyman, has been sentenced to life in prison in China for drug smuggling. Photo: Weibo
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