• Kyodo News


An immigration officer was arrested Friday on suspicion of receiving about ¥6 million in bribes from a man who runs pubs in exchange for favors involving residence permits for foreign women working as bar hostesses, police said.

Masashi Ogura, 54, a senior immigration officer at the Narita Airport District Immigration Office, allegedly received the bribe from Shingo Ito, 46, in 2007 regarding applications for certificates of resident eligibility, the police said.

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