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A Japanese woman has been arrested for allegedly snooping around a colleague's email account.

Kumiyo Kishi is the first person in the country to be arrested for breaking the electronic communications projects law, the Mainichi Daily News reports.

The 30-year-old from Tokyo is accused of using a computer at work to read emails in the account of her co-worker.

When the co-worker changed the password on her account, Kishi allegedly contacted the ISP and pretended to be the woman. The ISP, which was not identified, told her the password after she claimed to have forgotten it.

She then accessed the co-worker's account and read incoming and outgoing emails between May 9 and June 1. ®

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