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Yasukuni Shrine war museum robbed by vending machine repairman

A man who admitted to taking several million yen from a ticket vending machine at the Yushukan war museum within Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine was arrested on Sept. 14, police said.

Tatsuo Okazaki, 34, a former employee of a Tokyo-based ticket machine manufacturing company, was arrested on a specific charge of stealing 39,000 yen (around $520) from the Yushukan ticket vending machine in June. Police said he has admitted to many more thefts.

“I knew the structure of the ticket vending machines, so it was easy for me to get into them,” police quoted Okazaki as saying. “For years I had been going there during work hours and stolen a few million yen.”

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