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NHK fires senior employee over fraudulent receipt of allowances

National Dec 12, 2018

NHK fires senior employee over fraudulent receipt of allowances

NHK, also known as Japan Broadcasting Corp., has fired a senior employee Tuesday at its broadcasting station in Obihiro, Hokkaido, for fraudulently receiving ¥5,242,160 in allowances. The allowances received by the 51-year-old deputy head of the technical department at the Obihiro office included money intended ...

National Nov 3, 2018

Kyoei Sangyo says subsidiary falsified life raft maintenance data

Kyoei Sangyo Co. has revealed that a life raft maintenance subsidiary has skipped some safety inspection steps or manipulated maintenance records at its sales office in Hiroshima Prefecture. After receiving the report Friday from Kyoei Sangyo, a Tokyo-based technology firm, the transport ministry ordered Kyoei ...

Ex-Kobe assemblyman guilty of public funds fraud

National / Crime & Legal Oct 30, 2018

Ex-Kobe assemblyman guilty of public funds fraud

A former Kobe city assemblyman who initially came under the spotlight for an affair with a singer-turned-lawmaker was found guilty Monday of defrauding his local assembly of public funds slated for use in political activities. The Kobe District Court sentenced Ken Hashimoto, 38, to 18 ...