Japanese former defense minister shot near home

Japanese former defense minister shot near home
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  • calendar-gray 10 December 2019

A former Japanese defense minister has been shot in the leg near his home in northern Japan police sources on Tuesday , APA reports citing Sankei newspaper.

Tokuichiro Tamazawa, who is 81 years old, served as defense minister in the government of Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama. His injuries are not life-threatening, Sankei said.

A man thought to be aged in his eighties has been apprehended, national broadcaster NHK said.

A police spokesman said he could not immediately comment.

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