OSAKA — The director of a medical corporation was arrested Thursday on suspicion of bribing a then professor at the prefectural Nara Medical University in an ongoing recruiting scandal, the Osaka District Public Prosecutor’s Office said.

Bunnosuke Ishida is suspected of paying 4.2 million yen to Seiji Miyamoto, now a professor emeritus at the university, to thank him for arranging to send seven doctors to the Toho Kashiba Hospital in Kashiba, Nara Prefecture, which is run by Kishokai, Ishida’s Osaka-based medical corporation.

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