Tokyo governor who helped get Olympics resigns
The Tokyo governor who helped the city secure the 2020 Olympics
resigned Thursday after revelations that he received $480,200 from
a hospital company.
Gov. Naoki Inose had come under growing pressure to step down in
recent days, in particular from Japanese ruling party leaders who
said the continuing scandal could affect preparations for the
Inose has said the money he received in November 2012 from the
Tokushukai company was a personal loan that he has paid back, and
that the owner of the hospital chain didn’t receive any favors in
return. The Tokyo assembly has set up a committee to
Inose was elected in December 2012.