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Japan prosecutors arrest lawmaker over Chinese casino scandal

Akimoto suspected of accepting money from gambling company 500.com

Tsukasa Akimoto, a lawmaker in Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, attends a lower house meeting Dec. 9.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Tokyo prosecutors arrested Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto Wednesday on suspicion of accepting bribes from Chinese online sports lottery provider 500.com, which was seeking to set up a casino resort in Hokkaido, Nikkei has learned.

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