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The founder of a Tokyo consulting firm pleaded guilty Wednesday to paying 13.34 million yen in bribes to a Tokushima governor and two Ibaraki mayors between 1997 and 2000 for information or favors related to local public works projects.

In his first trial session before the Tokyo District Court, Mitsuro Ozaki, 56, founder and head of Gyosai Toshi Kaihatsu Kenkyujo (Gyosaiken), also admitted acquiring inside information on public works tenders by the two Ibaraki cities Ishioka and Shimotsuma.

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