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Japan minister who negotiated for TPP accused of corruption


  • Asean+
  • Thursday, 21 Jan 2016

Akira Amari was accused of corruption.PHOTO: AFP

Akira Amari was accused of corruption.PHOTO: AFP

TOKYO: A Japanese minister who was the country's top negotiator for a huge trans-Pacific trade deal was accused of corruption on Thursday (Jan 21), piling pressure on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ahead of parliamentary elections this year.

Weekly magazine Shukan Bunshun claimed on Thursday that Economy and Fiscal Policy Minister Akira Amari, who also serves as Japan's chief negotiator for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and his staff accepted a 12 million yen (S$148,000) "bribe" from a construction firm.

   

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