Yamaguchi firm execs found guilty of illegal N Korea clam imports

Japan Today (Hat Tip DPRK Studies)

Three executives of a seafood company in Sanyoonoda, Yamaguchi Prefecture, were found guilty Thursday of importing North Korean littleneck clams in February in violation of the foreign trade control law.
The Shimonoseki branch of the Yamaguchi District Court sentenced Yoshio Fujioka, 69, director of Toen Boeki KK, to two years in prison suspended for three years, and his brother Noboru Fujioka, 59, president of the firm, and Yuzo Fujioka, Yoshio’s 41-year-old son and a director at the firm, to 22 months in prison suspended for three years. The court fined Toen Boeki 15 million yen and an affiliated firm 500,000 yen.


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