3 of 4 Japanese workers released
China released three of four Japanese citizens whose detention had added to recent tensions between the two countries, the New China News Agency said.
The agency said the fourth Japanese citizen, Sada Takahashi, was still being held for investigation.
The four employees of Fujita Corp. were detained in Hebei province on suspicion of entering a militarily restricted zone.
Their detention came as Beijing and Tokyo were embroiled in a dispute sparked by Japan’s detention of a Chinese boat captain.