Jun 22, 2015

JFA says search finds no record of World Cup payment

Japan found no record of any payment made to the South American confederation (CONMEBOL) during its bid for the 2002 World Cup hosting rights as alleged by a recent report from Spain, Japan Football Association president Kuniya Daini said Monday. Citing a former CONMEBOL ...

JFA chief Daini denies Japan paid for 2002 World Cup vote

Jun 21, 2015

JFA chief Daini denies Japan paid for 2002 World Cup vote

Japan Football Association chief Kuniya Daini has denied a report that claims Japan paid the South American federation (CONMEBOL) $1.5 million after it secured the rights to co-host the 2002 World Cup with South Korea. “I don’t think (that happened),” Daini told reporters at ...

Officials of JR Freight, Kanaden arrested over bribes

Apr 12, 2015

Officials of JR Freight, Kanaden arrested over bribes

Officials of Japan Freight Railway Co. and electrical equipment seller Kanaden Corp. have been arrested by Tokyo police on charges of taking and giving bribes in connection with warehouse construction projects. Arrested by the Metropolitan Police Department for breaking the JR company law Friday ...

Nation's youngest mayor acquitted of bribery in Gifu

Mar 6, 2015

Nation's youngest mayor acquitted of bribery in Gifu

The nation’s youngest mayor has been acquitted of bribery amid doubts about his accuser’s claims. Hiroto Fujii, the 30-year-old mayor of Minokamo, Gifu Prefecture, was found not guilty Thursday by the Nagoya District Court of receiving bribes from a groundwater supply company to install ...

Oct 1, 2014

Consultants plead guilty to bribing Asian officials over ODA

The former president of a Tokyo-based consulting firm and two others connected with the company pleaded guilty on Wednesday to bribing officials in Vietnam, Indonesia and Uzbekistan to gain favor for Japanese-funded railway projects in those countries. Tamio Kakinuma, 65, and the others, former ...

Coulson faces retrial on News Corp. bribery charges

Jul 1, 2014

Coulson faces retrial on News Corp. bribery charges

Andy Coulson, who will be sentenced this week over phone hacking, will be retried on bribery charges after a London jury failed to reach verdicts following an eight- month trial into wrongdoing at News Corp. tabloids. Coulson, the former editor of the News of ...

Jun 3, 2014

Japan suspends aid to Vietnam over bribery case

Japan told the Vietnamese government Monday it would suspend official development assistance over bribery allegations surrounding a Japan-funded Hanoi urban railway project, the embassy in Hanoi said. Specifically, loans for the first phase of constructing the project’s No. 1 railway line will be frozen, ...

Israeli court sentences ex-PM Olmert to six years

May 13, 2014

Israeli court sentences ex-PM Olmert to six years

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced on Tuesday to six years in prison for his role in a wide-ranging bribery case, capping a stunning fall from grace for one of the most powerful men in the country and marking the climax in ...

Dec 5, 2013

NTT East official held over bribery

Prosecutors arrested an official of NTT East Corp. on Thursday for allegedly taking ¥17 million in bribes from an on-demand video service company in return for business orders, the prosecutors said. He was identified as Hirokazu Ishikawa, 48, a resident of Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, ...

Oct 4, 2013

Auto exec fined ¥500,000 over bribes

The Nagoya Summary Court fined a former executive of Futaba Industrial Co., a car parts affiliate of Toyota Motor Corp., ¥500,000 for allegedly bribing an official in China to ignore an irregularity at a subsidiary’s factory in Guangdong Province. The fine came after Takehisa ...