• Kyodo


Police said Thursday they have arrested the former secretary of a Liberal Democratic Party Diet member and his friend over a 2010 robbery of some ¥100 million in cash from a Kyoto residence.

Takayuki Kamikura, 44, who was already in prison after being convicted of another robbery in 2016, was working as a state-paid secretary for LDP House of Councilors member Satoshi Ninoyu at the time of the alleged 2010 offense, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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