OSAKA — The Osaka District Public Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday arrested a former director of Nara Medical University Hospital on suspicion of receiving bribes to recruit young doctors for the director of a private hospital here.

Investigators believe Hiroshige Nakano, 60, received more than 1 million yen in cash from Tadayoshi Fujita, 54, head of Kaiseikai Fujita Hospital, in return for recruiting young doctors to work at the latter’s facility.

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