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South Korean man gets 4-year sentence in Tokyo shrine blast

  • In this Dec. 9, 2015 photo, South Korean Jeon Chang-han is transferred to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department headquarters from a police station in Tokyo. Jeon who detonated a homemade device in a public restroom at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo was sentenced to four years in prison on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 in Tokyo District Court. He was arrested in December and charged with trespassing, property damage and violation of the explosives control law. (Kyodo News via AP)

    In this Dec. 9, 2015 photo, South Korean Jeon Chang-han is transferred to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department headquarters from a police station in Tokyo. Jeon who detonated a homemade device in a public restroom at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo was sentenced to four years in prison on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 in Tokyo District Court. He was arrested in December and charged with trespassing, property damage and violation of the explosives control law. (Kyodo News via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2015, file photo, a police officer stands guard Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo following an explosion in its public restroom. South Korean Jeon Chang-han, who detonated a homemade device in the public restroom, was sentenced to four years in prison on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 in Tokyo District Court. He was arrested in December and charged with trespassing, property damage and violation of the explosives control law. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2015, file photo, a police officer stands guard Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo following an explosion in its public restroom. South Korean Jeon Chang-han, who detonated a homemade device in the public restroom, was sentenced to four years in prison on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 in Tokyo District Court. He was arrested in December and charged with trespassing, property damage and violation of the explosives control law. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)  (The Associated Press)

A South Korean man who detonated a homemade device in a public restroom at a controversial shrine in Tokyo has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Jeon Chang-han was sentenced Tuesday in Tokyo District Court. He was arrested in December and charged with trespassing, property damage and violation of the explosives control law.

No one was hurt when the explosion took place at Yasukuni Shrine on Nov. 23.

The shrine has been subjected to intense criticism by South Korea and China, both of which lambast the shrine for enshrining war criminals among 2.5 million Japanese war dead.