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Japan ruling party lawmaker's office raided over casino-linked scandal

LDP member alleged to have ties to Chinese bidder suspected of breaking forex law

Tsukasa Akimoto is a member Japan's House of Representatives lawmaker and the Liberal Democratic Party. (Photo by Uichiro Kasai)

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japanese prosecutors on Thursday raided two Tokyo offices of a ruling party lawmaker over his alleged ties to a Chinese casino and sports gambling operator that is suspected of violating the foreign currency exchange law.

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