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Japan

1 December 2005

Kyodo News

The boss of Japan's largest crime syndicate, Yamaguchi-gumi, will be imprisoned soon as the Supreme Court has rejected his appeal in a gun control law violation case, sources familiar with the case said Thursday. The top court decision, dated Tuesday, finalizes a six-year prison sentence on Kenichi Shinoda, 63, who has been on bail, they said. Shinoda is convicted of conspiracy with a bodyguard who was found to be in illegal possession of a gun in 1997. Shinoda,... (GunPolicy.org)

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