South Korean man arrested over Yasukuni shrine blast

(From Yonhap)

Japanese police arrested a South Korean man for a suspected bombing in a public restroom at a Tokyo war shrine in November, local media reported Wednesday.

The Yasukumi shrine has been a target of occasional attacks by activists.

The Yasukuni shrine has been a target of occasional attacks by activists

The 27-year-old suspect, identified only by his surname Chon, was caught on a security camera installed at the Yasukuni Shrine about 30 minutes before the incident on Nov. 23, police said.

He was arrested shortly after voluntarily returning to Tokyo by plane earlier in the day.

South Korean authorities said they are trying to figure out the details of the situation.

“The government plans to provide him with the necessary consular services, keeping a close eye on the results of the Japanese side,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. Read More


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