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Former Japanese farm minister indicted for bribery

Yoshikawa suspected of $48,000 bribe from food company

Japan's former Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Takamori Yoshikawa in 2018   © Reuters

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Former Japanese farm minister Takamori Yoshikawa was indicted without arrest on Friday on a charge of receiving bribes from an egg production company while in office, prosecutors said.

Yoshikawa, 70, is suspected of receiving a total of 5 million yen ($48,000) from a former representative of Akita Foods Co. while he was farm minister between October 2018 and September 2019, the prosecutors said.

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