A Japanese woman in her 60’s, who was detained in Shanghai, China for being involved in espionage and sentenced to 6 years in prison, was released from prison on the 12th and returned to Japan.
In Shanghai, China, six years ago, a Japanese woman was detained by the authorities for her involvement in espionage, and the Shanghai court later applied the espionage charge and sentenced her to six years in prison.
According to Japanese government officials, the woman, who is in her 60s, was released from prison on April 12 after completing her sentence and has already returned to Japan.
The woman, who was born in China but became a Japanese citizen, was an executive at a Japanese language school in Tokyo, but it is not clear what specific acts she was accused of in China.
In China, the authorities have been detaining Japanese nationals for espionage since the anti-espionage law came into effect in 2015.
At least nine of them have been convicted so far, and this woman is the third Japanese who has returned to Japan after serving her sentence.