The Japanese man was detained in southern China in 2018. Photo: Reuters

China jails Japanese Itochu employee for three years on national security charges

  • Foreign minister Toshimitsu Motegi confirms that man was sentenced by a court in Guangzhou
  • Nine Japanese nationals have faced similar charges since 2015
Topic |   China-Japan relations

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The Japanese man was detained in southern China in 2018. Photo: Reuters
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A wooden prayer tablet bearing a pro-Hong Kong message that was defaced at a shrine in Japan. Photo: Twitter / Nursemens4321

Chinese tourists blamed after vandals deface pro-Hong Kong protest messages at Japanese shrines

  • Some ‘ema’ prayer tablets have had messages expressing support for protesters in Hong Kong scribbled out, while others have been destroyed
  • Most of those that have been damaged have had the words ‘one China’ or ‘one country’ scrawled on them
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A wooden prayer tablet bearing a pro-Hong Kong message that was defaced at a shrine in Japan. Photo: Twitter / Nursemens4321
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