Japanese Reporter Briefly Detained by Russia


Moscow, Jan. 27 (Jiji Press)--A Japanese reporter was briefly detained by Russian authorities last month for allegedly attempting to obtain a military secret, Russian media reported on Monday.

A person related to Russia's Foreign Ministry said that a Japanese who tried to get classified materials on Russia's military capabilities in the Far East was detained in Vladivostok, a city in the region, on Dec. 25, 2019.

The journalist left Russia the following day after being given 72 hours to depart from the country, according to the person.


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