Japanese woman ‘held in China for spying’
A Japanese woman is being detained by the Chinese authorities on suspicion of spying, Japanese media has reported.
The unnamed woman from Tokyo, said to be in her 50s, worked at a language school in the Japanese capital. She was arrested while in Shanghai in June.
She is the fourth Japanese citizen to be detained on spying charges since May, all in different parts of China.
The arrest is likely to increase tensions between the two countries, BBC Asia editor Jill McGivering says.
China has not commented on the latest report.
But the leadership in Beijing has toughened its stance on national security with a new commission and stronger laws.
Sino-Japanese relations are already strained by revived war memories and tensions over the South China Sea.