The National Police Agency said Monday that 130 people were arrested nationwide for 70 cases of violating the Public Office Election Law.
According to the NPA, more than half of the violations were for bribery, including paying daily wages to part-time workers, providing drinks and meals to workers, as well as harassing voters, TV Asahi reported. In one case, a man even pinioned a candidate against a wall, while in another case, a suspect tore up posters.
Most of the suspects are from Tokyo, Osaka, Chiba and Hyogo, police said.
Police said that during the campaign period from Dec 2 to Dec 14, there were 1,450 cases in which warnings were issued for unethical behavior.© Japan Today