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Japan says Soviet envoy sent home for spying

By Compiled From Wire Service Dispatches With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Linda Feldmann / June 22, 1983


Japan said Tuesday it had expelled a Soviet diplomat for illegally trying to acquire information on Japanese high technology. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Soviet First Secretary Arkadyd Vinogradov had left Japan Sunday.

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Also accused of the same offense was a Soviet engineer, Boris Kakoorin, who left Japan last year. The ministry said he has been forbidden to return to the country.