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Ex-Tokyo Gov Inose questioned in cash scandal

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Prosecutors have questioned the man who resigned as Tokyo governor in December over a money scandal, media reported, as an election campaign to replace him kicked off on Thursday.

Tokyo prosecutors have begun questioning Naoki Inose, on a voluntary basis, over an undeclared payment of 50 million yen from a hospital tycoon, Jiji Press reported, quoting unnamed sources.

After weeks of pressure, Inose, 67, admitted having accepted the cash, which critics implied amounted to a bribe and an attempt to influence policy.

Inose, elected a year earlier with a record 4.34 million votes, had been one of the main faces of Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics.

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Inose, 67, admitted having accepted the cash, which critics implied amounted to a bribe and an attempt to influence policy.

Japanese politics at its finest! It's not corruption! It's just they way things are done in Japan.

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It wasn't a bribe, it was a gift expressing appreciation for his service.

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The prosecutors are just as obligated to find facts which will prove a man innocent as they are to find facts that prove him guilty.

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"Tokyo prosecutors have begun questioning Naoki Inose, on a voluntary basis, over an undeclared payment of 50 million yen from a hospital tycoon"

Hospital tycoon, eh? Must be some hospitals make some big profits...

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No matter where you are in this world today government corruption can be found in it.

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