Original title: Japanese media: the Chinese court sentenced the Japanese to 5 years' imprisonment for espionage.
[observer network comprehensive reports] Japan Kyodo reported in July 13th, a source said that the 57 year old male in Kanagawa, Japan, which was arrested in China in 2015, was sentenced to 5 years in prison for 13 days in China's Court of espionage.
Kyodo 10 reported that, for the 54 year old male, Japan Aichi County, which was arrested in China in 2015, the Chinese court made a sentence of 12 years of imprisonment with a spying crime.
In June, 5 days of detention and arrest of the Japanese men in Hainan, China, were sued for the detention and arrest of the "geological survey for the development of hot springs", according to the observer's network. Chinese newspapers reported last July that they were suspected of theft of state secrets and may be charged with espionage.
It is understood that the man is responsible for the "Dalian and source hot springs Development Consulting Co., Ltd." of Dalian, Liaoning.
In March last year, the man was detained in Hainan province and 2 colleagues using geological instruments for measuring instruments. He was arrested in September last year. The man may not have a land mining license. 2 colleagues were released in July and returned to Japan.
Since 2015, more than 8 Japanese have been arrested on suspicion of engaging in espionage in China, and at least some are being detained. The man was informed of the seventh Japanese who were prosecuted. The remaining 1 were detained in Shandong province in March last year and arrested in September last year.
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