Japan: Ex-travel agency chief pleads guilty to bribing Tsukasa Akimoto over casino scandal

A former Japanese travel agency chief pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of bribing House of Representatives lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto over a casino resort project.

In the first hearing of his trial at the Tokyo District Court, Kimihito Kamori, 77, former chairman of Kamori Kanko Co., admitted to the charges.

Public prosecutors said Kamori Kanko, based in Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido, planned to open a casino resort in Rusutsu in the prefecture. Chinese company 500.com Ltd. aimed to take part in the project.

The original full article can be found at japantimes.co.jp

(Photo: Mainichi)

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