Lawmaker Akimoto makes first bail request

Former Senior Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office Tsukasa Akimoto has made his first request to the Tokyo court for bail after he was rearrested on witness tampering charges in connection with the 500 .com bribery case.

秋元議員側が保釈請求=IR汚職事件―東京地裁 (Jiji Press)