Japanese consul-general to Vancouver assaults wife

Japanese consul-general to Vancouver assaults wife

VAN99030308 - 03 MARCH 1999 - VANCOUVER, B.C. CANADA: British Columbia Lieutenant Govenor General Garde Gardom (from left), Japanese Consul General to Vancouver Shuji Shimokoji and Japan Rugby Football Union Chairman Zen Shirai shown in a file photo June 20, 1998. Shimokoji received an absolute discharge, March 03, 1999 in Vancouver Provincial Court after pleading guilty to assaulting his wife Kazuko. Shimokoji argued that hitting his wife was a cultural expression but will return to Japan. iw/hr/H. Ruckemann/file UPI

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