National / Crime & Legal Jul 14, 2020

Lawmaker received ¥1 million in casino bribery scandal

A Japanese ruling party lawmaker has admitted to receiving ¥1 million ($9,300) from a Chinese gambling operator interested in joining Japan's nascent casino market, sources familiar with the matter said Tuesday. But prosecutors will not build a case against Takaki Shirasuka on a bribery charge ...

National / Politics Jul 7, 2020

LDP cancels annual convention for first time

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Tuesday decided to cancel its annual convention for the first time since its formation in 1955, with no end in sight to the coronavirus outbreak. Meanwhile, speculation is building that a vote-buying scandal involving former party members was behind ...