Tokyo, 3 November: Nearly 20 years after the killing of three Tokyo supermarket workers shocked Japan, police hope the extradition of a 43-year-old Chinese man from Canada will shed some light on the unsolved case, reports said today.
The unnamed Chinese man, who has settled in Canada since 2006 when he landed there as a refugee, lived in Japan in 1995 and may know the killer, the Jiji Press news agency and other media reported quoting police sources. One of his Japanese acquaintances, a mobster executed in China in 2010 for drug trafficking, told Japanese police in 2009 that the Chinese man “may know something about the culprit” as he knew about the murders in detail, the reports said. The Press office of the Metropolitan Police Department could not confirm the reports. AFP