Tokyo Gov. Inose changes story on handling Tokushukai cash

Dec 16, 2013

Tokyo Gov. Inose changes story on handling Tokushukai cash

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 ...

Dec 4, 2013

Inose's explanation is unconvincing

It's the duty of Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose to give a convincing account of how he came to borrow ¥50 million interest-free "for personal use" from the scandal-tainted Tokushukai hospital group last year.

Inose apologizes to cantankerous assembly

/ Nov 29, 2013

Inose apologizes to cantankerous assembly

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Embattled Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose apologized Friday for "causing concerns and troubles" among Tokyo citizens over a money scandal but refused to step down. Inose attended a metropolitan assembly session for the first time since the scandal involving an alleged ¥50 million loan from the ...

Hospital source disputes Inose's loan story

/ Nov 25, 2013

Hospital source disputes Inose's loan story

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

Inose denies hospital funds coverup

Nov 22, 2013

Inose denies hospital funds coverup

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Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose denied Friday that he deliberately whitewashed his annual report on political funds last year and said money he accepted from the scandal-tainted Tokushukai hospital chain before his gubernatorial campaign last December was strictly for "personal purposes." Because it was his first ...

Inose revives push to let civilian airliners use Yokota air base

Sep 15, 2013

Inose revives push to let civilian airliners use Yokota air base

Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose called Sunday for allowing commercial airliners to use U.S. Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo to handle the tourist influx expected for the 2020 Summer Olympics. "It would be appropriate to open the Yokota Air Base for joint military-civilian use and ...

Inose lauds 'Team Japan' for bringing games back

Sep 11, 2013

Inose lauds 'Team Japan' for bringing games back

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Tokyo's success in landing the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics was thanks to the country's all-around effort involving athletes, lawmakers and business leaders, Gov. Naoki Inose said after returning from the International Olympic Committee's general assembly in Buenos Aires. "Our bid came to fruition as 'Team ...