Graft charges against Amari and his aides dropped

May 31, 2016

Graft charges against Amari and his aides dropped

Prosecutors on Tuesday dropped graft charges against former economy minister Akira Amari and his two former secretaries over alleged graft, citing insufficient evidence. Amari has been facing allegations that he received money in return for doing favors for a construction company, which led him ...

Apr 21, 2016

Time for Amari to talk

Former economy minister Akira Amari should follow through on his pledge to account for the millions of yen that he and his aides received from a construction company.

Locations raided in ex-minister Amari's fund scandal probe

Apr 9, 2016

Locations raided in ex-minister Amari's fund scandal probe

Tokyo public prosecutors raided several locations Friday as part of an investigation into a money scandal involving former Economic and Fiscal Policy Minister Akira Amari. The locations searched by investigators from the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office included an office of the government-affiliated Urban ...

Peeling back the layers of money politics

| Feb 20, 2016

Peeling back the layers of money politics

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Last week the Asahi Shimbun reported on the relationship between Japan’s larger corporations and the Liberal Democratic Party. Since regaining power in 2012, the LDP announced it would cut corporate taxes at rates that are twice those proposed by the previous Democratic Party of ...