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On 14 December 2022, the Osaka District Court sentenced to two years of prison a man who refused to wear a protective mask during a flight, though suspended for four years.

The man had forced the plane which he was flying on to make an unscheduled stop to remove him from the flight. The man’s lawyer had argued that the defendant’s behaviour did not hinder the safety of the flight; however, the court found him guilty.

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