Naohiko Hasegawa (left) and Keiichiro Ichinose, lawyers of the two Hong Kong activists, were in the city last week. Photo: Edmond So

‘Renowned scholar’ to help Hong Kong activists win court case in Japan over Tokyo Yasukuni Shrine protest, lawyers say

  • Alex Kwok and Yim Man-wa have been held in Japan since being arrested for trespassing after they burned symbolic tablet of country’s wartime leader
  • Academic in question cannot be named for fear Tokyo will deny him entry, source says
Topic |   Yasukuni Shrine

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Naohiko Hasegawa (left) and Keiichiro Ichinose, lawyers of the two Hong Kong activists, were in the city last week. Photo: Edmond So
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Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung became a political journalist in 2007. He joined the Post in 2012 and now leads the Hong Kong-mainland relations team on the Hong Kong desk. Tony also writes about the economy, and reports from mainland China, the United States, Germany and Britain.