Police raid transport ministry offices after bribery arrests

Sep 24, 2015

Police raid transport ministry offices after bribery arrests

The Metropolitan Police Department raided the transport ministry on Thursday, following the previous day’s arrest of a transport ministry official and another man on bribery charges. The arrested are Ryuya Kawamura, 39, chief of the Flight Standards Division of the Civil Aviation Bureau, and ...

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 ...