Okinawa politician seeks to join ruling party after taking 500 Dot Com bribe

Mikio Shimoji, forced to leave the Japan Innovation Party (Osaka Ishin) after admitting to receiving a bribe from then-IR hopeful 500 Dot Com, has been attempting, so far unsuccessfully, to join the ruling LDP, which has not punished any of its lawmakers for taking the bribes.

自民、下地幹郎氏復党に「断固反対」 沖縄1区支部が県連に要請書 (Okinawa Times)