• Kyodo News


The Tokyo District Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition by prosecutors to block bail for Takanori Okubo and released the key aide to former Democratic Party of Japan President Ichiro Ozawa.

The Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office tried to block Okubo’s release as soon as he posted ¥15 million in bail Monday.

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