Two Chinese women wanted for defacing cultural assets

Tokyo Metropolitan Police has issued an arrest warrant for two Chinese national women suspected off spraying oil-like substance on wooden strictures at several Shinto shrines in Tokyo and other parts of the country including Okinawa a couple of weeks ago.

The Metropolitan Police issued arrest warrants for Piao Jinyu and Piao Shanai, both 49 years old, and suspected of spilling the substance at the shrines. Records show both women have already left Japan, but the metropolitan police placed them on the national wanted list as they may return. Police are also considering placing them on the international wanted list.

According to the metropolitan police, the two women had visited Okinawa and the western part of Japan where similar incidents occurred.