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Japanese police rescued four hostages from a bank Friday and arrested the knife-wielding man who had held them captive for more than 12 hours while demanding the prime minister resign, officials said. 

Japanese police set up a cordon near a bank where a man was holding hostages in Toyokawa, Aichi prefecture. Japanese police rescued four hostages and arrested the knife-wielding man who had held them captive for more than 12 hours while demanding the prime minister resign, officials said.

In a televised news conference, a police spokesman said the hostage-taker, identified as Koji Nagakubo, was arrested on suspicion of taking a total of five people captive, including one person whom he had released earlier.

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