South Korean gets 4 years for Tokyo shrine blast

During the trial Jeon Chang-Han, 28, reportedly admitted to illegally entering the Yasukuni shrine and detonating the bombDuring the trial Jeon Chang-Han, 28, reportedly admitted illegally entering the shrine and detonating the bomb in a case that highlighted lingering tensions over Japan’s harsh colonial rule of the Korean peninsula from 1910-45. “The court handed down a four-year prison sentence with no suspended term,” a Tokyo District Court spokesman told AFP, without elaborating. Prosecutors had demanded a five-year sentence, claiming the explosion was an act of terrorism, according to Jiji Press.

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