64-year-old Kazushi Izumi, previously commander of the Eastern army, ground self-defense forces and was responsible for the defense of Tokyo, is suspected in the transfer of Russian military attaché 400-page how to prepare military country.
This was reported by the foreign media and, in particular, news Agency RIA Novosti, citing the Japanese newspaper Nikkei Asian Review.
This document is marked «secret», but police considered the information contained therein confidential, but the act of transferring him to another state a crime.
According to Nikkei, this document was a tutorial for soldiers of the army of Japan that were distributed in the institutions of the self-defense Forces of Japan and not sold in ordinary bookstores. It contained secret information about the troops of the country, in particular about the management of the divisions and brigades of the Japanese army. The police of Japan suggests that the Russian attaché handed it to the Russian special services.
The transfer instruction was held at a Tokyo hotel in the presence of five other people. After receiving the documents from the Russian attache, as reported by the Japanese government Agency Kyodo News, has left the country and on the extradition request, the Russian side refused.
The Russian foreign Ministry has so far refrained from commenting, Japanese Embassy in Russia says that the issue is not within his remit.