A former director of the university and a former president of a medical corporation in Osaka, who were arrested in a case of rebuilding a hospital attached to Nihon University, gave about 200 million yen from the university to the medical corporation in a transaction related to the procurement of medical equipment. He was re-arrested by the Tokyo District Prosecutor's Office on suspicion of being leaked.


The Special Investigation Department is planning to clarify the actual situation by assuming that the former directors have leaked funds through multiple routes in order to obtain their own profits.

The people who were re-arrested were Tadao Inoguchi (64), who was a director of Nihon University, and Masami Himoto (61), a former director of Hanwa Hospital, a major medical corporation headquartered in Osaka.



According to the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor's Office, they don't need it when they procure diagnostic imaging equipment such as MRI used at Nihon University Itabashi Hospital and electronic medical record system for more than 2.3 billion yen. There is a suspicion that he has caused a loss of about 200 million yen to the university by intervening a company that is actually managed by former President Himoto.



Former Director Inoguchi was involved in the selection of suppliers and contracts as an officer of the "Nihon University Division", a subsidiary of the university.



In addition, the Special Investigation Department indicted two people on the 27th for leaking 220 million yen from the university to the former president through a design office in Tokyo over the rebuilding work of the same hospital.



The Special Investigation Department is expected to proceed with the full elucidation of the uncertain flow of funds, assuming that former director Inoguchi and others have leaked funds through multiple routes in order to obtain their own profits.



According to the people concerned, former director Inoguchi explained that he had not caused any damage to the university and would not be a substitute for the alleged re-arrest.

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