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Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose said Monday that he canceled a contract in May for a safety deposit box he leased to hold the ¥50 million he received from the Tokushukai hospital group and transferred it to another one, contradicting an earlier explanation.

In intensive deliberations at a committee session of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly, Inose said he transferred the money from central Tokyo to a place near his home further west after being elected governor in December 2012 so he could return it at any time.

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