In Shanghai, China, it was discovered last December that a Japanese man in his 50s was detained by authorities.

It seems that there is a suspicion of espionage, and the local Consul General of Japan is collecting information.

According to several Japanese government officials, a Japanese man in his 50s was detained by authorities in Shanghai last December on suspicion of violating Chinese law.



The details of the allegations have not been clarified, but it is believed that the national security authorities have suspected espionage.



The local Consul General of Japan and others are collecting information on the reasons for the detention and the health status of men.



In China, since 2015, when the anti-spy law was enforced, there have been a series of cases of being detained by the authorities for being involved in espionage by Japanese people, and according to the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at least other than this man. 15 people were detained.



Eight of them have already returned home after being released or ending their sentence.



However, according to people familiar with the matter, a man in his 70s from Hokkaido, who was in prison after being detained in Beijing for being involved in espionage in 2015 and subsequently sentenced to 12 years in prison, has been sick since last year. , It means that he died this month.

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