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Prosecutors on Tuesday arrested two business consultants and an accountant on suspicion of illegally advising clients on how to evade taxes, as well as one of their clients on suspicion of evading over 250 million yen in corporate tax.

The three suspected of assisting tax evasion are Terutsugu Suzuki, 49, a former auditor at Tokyo-based consulting company Neo Guild; Shinichiro Kinoshita, 45, a former president of the company; and Naoharu Shirai, 50, an employee of an accounting company, the prosecutors said.

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