Sources say the lawmaker at the center of a bribery scandal over integrated resort projects introduced a tourism company to the land ministry section in charge of airfields.
Lower House member Tsukasa Akimoto was state minister at the Cabinet Office in charge of integrated resort businesses, which include casinos.
Sources say officials of a Chinese online betting firm asked a Japanese lawmaker to help increase the number of integrated resorts equipped with casinos that could open in Japan.
Tokyo prosecutors on Wednesday arrested Lower House member Tsukasa Akimoto on suspicion of receiving about 27,000 dollars from the firm 500.com in September 2017.
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.
A major Japanese securities company will offer employees the possibility of taking up to four days off a week if they need time to care for children or seniors.
SMBC Nikko Securities will launch a new personnel system next April. The plan comes amid a rise in workers struggling to keep their jobs while trying to meet caregiving needs.
A major US newspaper says a Japanese contractor hired by the US Navy is under investigation for possibly dumping wastewater from American warships into Japanese harbors. The Japanese firm denies the allegations.
The Wall Street Journal reported, citing related sources, that the Navy began the investigation in March last year. It said the US Justice Department and the FBI later joined the probe.
A senior Japanese lawmaker has been found to have received about 56,000 dollars from a company linked to a former deputy town mayor who gave millions of dollars in gifts to Kansai Electric Power Company executives.
Eiji Moriyama served as deputy mayor of Takahama Town in Fukui Prefecture, which hosts a nuclear plant run by KEPCO. Moriyama gave cash and gifts worth about 3 million dollars to executives of the utility. He died this year.
It has been learned that a former deputy mayor of the town of Takahama in central Japan who gave money and gifts to executives of Kansai Electric Power Company was a director of a local firm in charge of nuclear plant security.
Eiji Moriyama gave money and gifts worth about 3 million dollars to top executives and other officials of KEPCO, the operator of the Takahama nuclear plant in the town, over seven years through 2018. Moriyama died this year.
A major Japanese real estate leasing company says it's found more than 1,300 of its apartment buildings nationwide don't meet government standards. It will ask almost 8,000 residents to move out to carry out repairs.
The problem is that fireproof structures and soundproofing materials in ceilings and outer walls aren't up to standard.