• Kyodo


Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose sought a ¥100 million donation before last year’s gubernatorial election from a hospital organization currently at the center of a major fraud scandal, a source close to the group said Saturday, challenging the governor’s claim that he never asked for that amount.

At a news conference Friday, Inose admitted he borrowed ¥50 million from Tokushukai hospital and medical facilities chain.

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