Chinese Firm 'issued Fake Receipts To Hide Bribes'

Chinese firm 'issued fake receipts to hide bribes'

Tokyo prosecutors investigating bribery allegations involving casino resorts say a Chinese firm issued fake receipts to a Japanese lawmaker to cover up its bribes.

The prosecutors on Tuesday served a fresh arrest warrant to Tsukasa Akimoto on suspicion of receiving bribes worth about 32,000 dollars.

Lawmaker Introduced Tour Firm To Land Ministry

Lawmaker introduced tour firm to land ministry

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: Chinese Firm Wanted Favors On New Resorts

Sources: Chinese firm wanted favors on new resorts

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 in September 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.

Securities Firm To Offer Workers 4 Days Off A Week

Securities firm to offer workers 4 days off a week

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.

Wsj: Japanese Firm Allegedly Dumped Us Navy Waste

WSJ: Japanese firm allegedly dumped US Navy waste

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.

Ldp's Seko Took Money From Moriyama-linked Firm

LDP's Seko took money from Moriyama-linked firm

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.

Ex-official Was Executive At Plant Security Firm

Ex-official was executive at plant security firm

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.

Abductees' Kin Call For Firm Stance On N.korea

Abductees' kin call for firm stance on N.Korea

Family members of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea have urged the word's nations to stand firm against Pyongyang until all abductees are returned.

They made the appeal at a seminar in Washington hosted by the Japanese government and US organizations.

Cryptocurrency Brokerage Firm Pays Back Tax

Cryptocurrency brokerage firm pays back tax

Sources say an unregistered cryptocurrency brokerage based in Tokyo has concealed revenue of more than 200 million yen or about 1.8 million dollars.

The firm receives requests via brokers for individuals who want to change their virtual currencies into cash.

Leasing Firm Finds More Defects

Leasing firm finds more defects

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.

Another Firm Falsified Data On Seismic Dampers

Another firm falsified data on seismic dampers

Another Japanese manufacturer of seismic dampers has been found to have falsified data on its products.

Japan's land and infrastructure ministry says the possibly faulty dampers were made by Koyo Seiki and shipped by Kawakin Core-Tech. Both are subsidiaries of Kawakin Holdings Group.

Bankrupt Kimono Rental Firm Chief Arrested

Bankrupt kimono rental firm chief arrested

Police have arrested the president of a bankrupt rental kimono firm for allegedly swindling hundreds of thousands of dollars in bank loans.

The firm suddenly closed its shops before this year's coming-of-age day, leaving many young women without formal attire to wear for the ceremonies.