Tokyo police arrested a 41-year-old deputy editor of major publisher Kodansha Ltd. on Tuesday on suspicion of killing his 38-year-old wife in August last year.
The suspect has denied the charge, investigative sources said
He served as deputy editor of the publisher's weekly Shonen Magazine comic and was involved with the launch of blockbuster comic "Shingeki no Kyojin" (Attack on Titan) by Hajime Isahaya, which was later made into a movie.
The police raided the office of Kodansha in Tokyo's Bunkyo Ward the same day and confiscated the suspect's personal belongings and other items.
According to the sources, he allegedly strangled his wife in their house in Bunkyo Ward early on the morning of Aug. 9, 2016.
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