Prosecutors indict South Korean over Yasukuni shrine blast
Japan Today -- Dec 29
Japanese prosecutors on Monday charged a South Korean two weeks after he was arrested for alleged illegal entry into the controversial Yasukuni shrine before it was hit by a small explosion, local media reported.

Jeon Chang-Han, 27, was indicted for allegedly trespassing on the grounds of the Tokyo shrine in November, according to Jiji Press and other major media.

A suspected explosive device damaged a bathroom at the shrine on Nov 23.

No one was hurt, but the incident frayed nerves as Japanese authorities were strengthening security in the capital after the Paris attacks that killed 130.

Earlier media reports said police view Jeon as the prime suspect in the explosion.

He is believed to have initially left Japan but was arrested when he re-entered early this month, reportedly carrying two kilograms of gunpowder.

東京・靖国神社で爆発音がした事件で、韓国人の男が建造物侵入の罪で起訴されました。­警視庁公安部は、来月にも火薬類取締法違反の疑いなどで再逮捕する方針です。 全昶漢(チョン・チャンハン)容疑者(27)は、正当な理由がなく靖国神社に侵入した­罪で28日に起訴されました。
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