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Lawmaker Akimoto makes first bail request

Former Senior Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office Tsukasa Akimoto has made his first request to the Tokyo court for bail after he was rearrested on witness tampering charges in connection with the 500 .com bribery case.
Kamori given suspended sentence in bribery scandal

Kamori given suspended sentence in bribery scandal

Kimihito Kamori, former chairman of Kamori Kanko, has been sentenced to ten months in prison, suspended for two years, for his part in bribing...
Prosecutors ask court to revoke bail for lawmaker Akimoto

Prosecutors ask court to revoke bail for lawmaker Akimoto

Tokyo prosecutors have asked the court to revoke the earlier bail terms for former Senior Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office Tsukasa Akimoto in light...
Hokkaido’s Kamori faces imprisonment in 500 .com bribery case

Hokkaido’s Kamori faces imprisonment in 500 .com bribery case

Prosecutors have asked that Kimihito Kamori, the former chairman of Kamori Kanko, serve ten months in prison for his role in the 500 .com...
Akimoto heading for rearrest in bribery scandal

Akimoto heading for rearrest in bribery scandal

Tokyo prosecutors have leaked to the Japanese media that former Senior Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office Tsukasa Akimoto is heading for rearrest in the...

Rearrest of Japan lawmaker renews criticism of IR development

The rearrest on Thursday of former Senior Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office Tsukasa Akimoto on new charges of witness tampering has once again put...

The implications of the Akimoto bribery case

The 500 .com bribery case is hitting the news headlines again with a second arrest of former Senior Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office Tsukasa...

Prosecutors add further indictments against lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto

House of Representatives lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto, former Cabinet Office state minister in charge of the IR policy, has been hit with additional indictments alleging...

Lawmaker Akimoto faces rearrest on additional casino bribery charges

As he reaches the 23-day limit of his detention over charges that he accepted 3 million yen (about US$28,000) in bribes from the Chinese lottery firm 500 Dot Com, prosecutors reportedly plan to rearrest former State Minister for the Cabinet Office Tsukasa Akimoto, now believing that the bribes were more than double what they initially suspected.

Five more lawmakers entangled in IR bribery scandal

Japanese special prosecutor investigations of potential bribery by Shenzhen-based lottery firm 500 Dot Com have expanded to at least five additional lawmakers, including one of the most prominent pro-IR lawmakers in the nation, former Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya, who has been a frequent speaker at IR promotion events.

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