Akimoto Accepted Luxury Items From Chinese Firm

Akimoto accepted luxury items from Chinese firm

A Japanese lawmaker who was arrested on suspicion of taking bribes from a Chinese company has also admitted to receiving thousands of dollars' worth of luxury brand goods.

Lower House member Tsukasa Akimoto was arrested last month on suspicion of receiving about 27,000 dollars from a Chinese firm called 500.com in 2017.

Akimoto Faces New Arrest Warrant For Bribery

Akimoto faces new arrest warrant for bribery

Tokyo prosecutors have obtained a fresh arrest warrant for a lawmaker over new bribery allegations involving casino resorts.

Lower House member Tsukasa Akimoto was arrested last month on suspicion of receiving about 27,000 dollars from a Chinese firm called 500.com in 2017.

Akimoto Flew In Private Jet Prepared By China Firm

Akimoto flew in private jet prepared by China firm

A Japanese lawmaker arrested on suspicion of taking bribes from officials of a Chinese firm flew to China in late 2017 in a private jet arranged by the company.

Lower House member Tsukasa Akimoto has admitted he used the jet when he visited the firm's head office in Shenzhen, but said he paid for the costs himself.

Akimoto Suspected Of Taking Bribe Before Election

Akimoto suspected of taking bribe before election

NHK has learned that a Japanese lawmaker arrested for allegedly taking bribes from a Chinese company is suspected of having received cash worth about 27,000 dollars on the day the Diet was dissolved for a snap election in 2017.

Tokyo prosecutors arrested Tsukasa Akimoto on Wednesday on charges that include taking bribes from the Chinese company, 500.com. The company was seeking to enter Japan's integrated resort businesses, which includes casinos.

Sources: Two Say They Handed Cash To Akimoto

Sources: Two say they handed cash to Akimoto

NHK has learned that two people linked to allegations of bribery of a Japanese lawmaker say they handed cash worth about 27,000 dollars to him. Tsukasa Akimoto denies receiving the money.

At the time of the alleged bribery, Akimoto held senior government posts dealing with integrated resorts.

Matsuda Shota And Akimoto Kozue Are Married

Matsuda Shota and Akimoto Kozue are married

It's been reported that actor Matsuda Shota (32) and model Akimoto Kozue (30) have gotten married.

The two met through a mutual acquaintance and started dating in 2014. Matsuda is the son of actor Matsuda Yusaku and Akimoto is the daughter of former yokozuna Chiyonofuji Mitsugu making them a "second generation couple." 

Akimoto Sayaka Shows Off Her Belly Button Piercing

Akimoto Sayaka shows off her belly button piercingFormer AKB48 member Akimoto Sayaka posted a photo onto Instagram.
Akimoto wrote on the daring photo, "In the middle of a calendar shoot." In the photo, she is seen wearing a black jacket over her naked body. Fans responded to the photo with comments such as, "Nice body" and "Too cool!"