A close aide to Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has hinted at the possibility of delaying a consumption tax hike scheduled for October.
The government is preparing to increase the tax from 8 to 10 percent on October 1, but comments by the Liberal Democratic Party's Acting Secretary General, Koichi Hagiuda, have cast doubt on that plan.
Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn is suspected of directly instructing his close aide by email to make a 1.5 million dollar payment to remodel his home in Lebanon.
Tokyo prosecutors arrested Ghosn on Monday for allegedly understating his income by 5 billion yen, or about 44 million dollars, in securities reports.
NHK has learned that a close aide to Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn told others that Ghosn might be ousted from Renault if his real income had been known.
Ghosn was arrested in Japan on Monday, along with another Nissan executive and Ghosn's close aide Greg Kelly. Ghosn is suspected of underreporting his compensation by a total of about 44 million dollars for 5 years until 2015.
A letter that beset Yasunori Kagoike sent to an administration associate doled out to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's significant other is the most recent confirmation the decision and resistance gatherings are jousting over in the Moritomo Gakuen scandal.
Ruling coalition legislators guarantee that Kagoike, the head of the Osaka-based non-public school administrator, got nothing as an end-result of the solicitations illustrated in the letter.