Japanese man detained in China is Astellas Pharma employee
A Japanese man detained in China is an employee of Astellas Pharma Inc.
The company did not identify the employee and the spokesperson said it was not clear as to why he had been detained.
The spokesperson said, the Japanese pharmaceutical company was seeking information through Japan's foreign ministry.
Kyodo and other Japanese media reported on Saturday that a Japanese man in his 50s was taken into custody in Beijing this month for an alleged violation of Chinese law.
Media said, but China had not fully explained what prompted authorities in Beijing to detain the man.
Media reported, the Japanese government had asked Chinese authorities to release the man.