Pedestrians wearing face masks cross the road in Shibuya, Japan. Photo: EPA Pedestrians wearing face masks cross the road in Shibuya, Japan. Photo: EPA
Pedestrians wearing face masks cross the road in Shibuya, Japan. Photo: EPA

Yakuza, Nepalese among 34 arrested in Japan over coronavirus loans scam

  • Since the arrests, dozens more people have contacted authorities to ask how to return loans they are not entitled to
  • Organised crime groups are widely thought to have orchestrated the scam

Topic |   Japan
Pedestrians wearing face masks cross the road in Shibuya, Japan. Photo: EPA Pedestrians wearing face masks cross the road in Shibuya, Japan. Photo: EPA
Pedestrians wearing face masks cross the road in Shibuya, Japan. Photo: EPA
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