Japan ruling party “quietly watches” Akimoto bribery trial

Government spokesmen and ruling party executives in Japan refrained from making extensive comments about the start of the trial of former Senior Vice Minister Tsukasa Akimoto on charges of accepting bribes from 500 .com and witness tampering. LDP Secretary-General Toshihiro Nikai did tell the media that they were “quietly watching” the trial.

IR汚職、コメント控える 加藤官房長官 (Jiji Press)