As a senior vice-minister at the cabinet office for about a year until October last year, Akimoto was in charge of overseeing the government’s policy on introducing casinos. Photo: Kyodo

Japanese MP Tsukasa Akimoto arrested for allegedly taking bribes from Chinese casino operator

  • Akimoto was in charge of overseeing the government’s policy on introducing casinos. He stands accused of receiving US$33,800 in bribes
  • Japan has recently legalised casinos to be operated at integrated resorts in the hope of attracting more foreign tourists to invigorate the economy
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As a senior vice-minister at the cabinet office for about a year until October last year, Akimoto was in charge of overseeing the government’s policy on introducing casinos. Photo: Kyodo
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