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NARA (Kyodo) The former mayor of Tenri, Nara Prefecture, pleaded guilty Monday in court to accepting a 1 million yen reward in return for ensuring that an associate’s son was granted a city job.

During the first hearing at the Nara District Court, Fumio Ichihara, 70, and two men accused of bribing the mayor — Hiroyuki Fujiyoshi, 57, former senior member of a local farm cooperative, and Sadao Nishikawa, 77, former farm cooperative chief — admitted to all the charges.

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