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S Korean suspect held in Tokyo war shrine blast

By Associated Press

S Korean suspect held in Tokyo war shrine blast
A police officer stands guard in front of the south gate of Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo, Nov 24, 2015. (AP Photo / Shizuo Kambaya shi)

TOKYO - Police in Tokyo say they have arrested a South Korean man suspected of causing an explosion last month in a public restroom at a controversial shrine in Tokyo that honors Japanese war dead.

Police officials say the 27-year-old Jeon Chang-han was arrested Wednesday after he returned to Tokyo from South Korea for voluntary questioning.

No one was injured in the Nov 23 explosion at the Yasukuni shrine. Police earlier said the suspect was identified from close-circuit TV and had left Japan after the blast.

The shrine, which honors 2.5 million Japanese war dead, including executed war criminals, has been the target of criticism from China and South Korea, which suffered from Japan's colonial rule and World War II atrocities.

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