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Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Kosuke Ito asked a senior official of the state-backed corporate bailout agency last June to meet the head of a property developer now accused of selling structurally unsound condominiums, according to sources.

Following the request, the head of the planning coordination office of the Industrial Revitalization Corp. of Japan met Huser Ltd. President Susumu Ojima, who expressed hope for a successful bid in an IRCJ tender to purchase a hotelier, they said Tuesday.

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