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Explosions Rock Japanese City

A series of explosions in the Japanese city of Utsunomiya, 80 miles north of Tokyo, killed one man and injured three others, according to officials. The blasts took place in a parking lot. The deceased man was identified as 72-year-old Toshikatsu Kurihara, a former member of Japan’s military. According to the country’s public broadcasting service, officials recovered a suicide note. Those wounded in the explosions—aged 14, 58 and 64—were hit by shrapnel and taken to a local hospital. Kurihara’s house was reportedly burned down just before the incident.