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Japan’s Former National Hospital Director Arrested For Taking Bribes

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Former director of Japan's National Rehabilitation Center For Persons with Disabilities Kenji Yanashima was arrested in Tokyo on the charge of taking bribes while in charge of procuring medical devices for the hospital. Tokyo-based medical device importer Yamato Plastic Optical's President Hiroko Kubomura was arrested for paying Yanashima. According to authorities, Yanashima received ¥600,000 in cash from Kubomura for preferential treatment regarding optometry device purchases last year. During Yanashima's seven years tenure in the center, Yamato received orders totaling ¥180 million. (Click here for more - Japanese language

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