Tokyo police yesterday obtained an arrest warrant on a Russian national of Asian origin whom they accuse of having masqueraded for over 30 years as a Japanese citizen while spying for Moscow. The suspect, who was married to a Japanese woman and worked at a Tokyo trading company, left the country in 1995, and the police intend to refer the case to Interpol. Japanese authorities also believe that a first secretary of Russia’s Embassy, who returned home earlier this month, was involved in the espionage activities. (Kyodo, July 29)
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