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Japan

5 December 2005

Pravda / AP

The head of Japan's largest underworld crime syndicate was jailed Monday, public prosecutors said, after the country's top court rejected his appeal in a gun control violation case. Kenichi Shinoda, 63, surrendered to Osaka prefectural (state) police and was placed in the local detention center, a public prosecutor's office spokesman said anonymously in accordance with the office's regulations. Last Thursday, the Supreme Court sentenced Shinoda, who became head of... (GunPolicy.org)

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