Wednesday, April 23, 2014   

Tokyo governor Inose quits over US$5000,000 scandal
(12-19 10:43)

The governor of Tokyo resigned after he admitted receiving US$500,000 from a hospital tycoon ahead of his election in what he claimed was an interest-free, personal loan.
Naoki Inose, (Pictured, right) elected a year ago, said he had handed his letter of resignation to the head of the assembly.
“I have decided to resign from the post of Tokyo governor,'' Inose told a hurriedly arranged press conference.
“I intended to fulfil my duty of explaining to the city assembly, people of Tokyo and people of the nation, but regrettably I could not clear doubts over me. It's solely because of my lack of virtue.''
Inose also said he could not let the scandal impede preparations for the Olympics in 2020.—AFP

   
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