Dec 20, 2013

Tokushukai founder to escape indictment for election fraud

Prosecutors are expected not to indict Torao Tokuda, founder and former head of the hospital group Tokushukai embroiled in a high-profile election fraud case, due to his extreme ill health, according to informed sources. The Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office believes that Tokuda, 75, ...

Inose calling it quits over money scandal

Dec 19, 2013

Inose calling it quits over money scandal

by Masaaki Kameda

Scandal-ridden Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose announced his resignation Thursday for taking money from a hospital operator mired in allegations of election law violations involving a Diet member. Inose said he decided to step down to prevent the scandal from disrupting Tokyo’s preparations to host ...

Nov 25, 2013

Activists file criminal complaint against Tokyo governor

A citizens’ group has filed a criminal complaint against Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose for receiving ¥50 million from a hospital chain at the center of his campaign money scandal, sources said Monday. The group headed by Tamaki Mitsui, a former public prosecutor, sent the ...

Hospital source disputes Inose's loan story

Nov 25, 2013

Hospital source disputes Inose's loan story

Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose sought a ¥100 million donation before last year’s gubernatorial election from the hospital organization currently at the center of a major fraud scandal, a source close to the group said, challenging the governor’s claim that he never asked for that ...