Arrest warrants issued for 2 Chinese women

Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Department obtained arrest warrants on Thursday for two Chinese women for allegedly splashing liquids over facilities at Meiji Jingu, a Shinto shrine in Shibuya Ward in Tokyo.

The two women, Piao Jinyu and Piao Shanai, both 49, have already left Japan for their home country, according to the MPD. They face suspicions of damaging building and property, the police said.

The MPD put them on a nationwide wanted list in case they enter Japan again.

According to the police, the two women are suspected of spreading what appeared to be oily liquids at a total of 15 places at four structures of Meiji Jingu, including a torii gate at the path leading to the Honden main shrine building and the Minami Shinmon gate, around between 9:30 a.m. and 11:10 a.m. on April 3.

Footage from a security camera installed at the torii gate shows the two women spraying liquids. The police identified them based on data from a hotel where they were staying and other information.

The two women arrived in Japan on March 27 aboard a flight from Shanghai to Naha. They moved to Osaka Prefecture on March 30 and to Tokyo on April 1. They took a Shanghai-bound flight in the early hours of April 4.Speech

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