Shin Kanemaru

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Shin Kanemaru (金丸 信 Kanemaru Shin), September 17, 1914 - March 28, 1996, was a Japanese politician. He was born in Imasuwa village (now Minami-arupusu city), Yamanashi Prefecture. He was a member of the Liberal Democratic Party and member of the faction of Noboru Takeshita. In 1992, he was indicted in the Sagawa Kyubin corruption scandal. He was charged with evading taxes on payments he had received from construction companies that were seeking political influence. He resigned and was arrested on March 13, 1993 after authorities found at least $51 million in bearer bonds and hundreds of pounds of gold stored at his home.[1]

See also: Japan, Politics of Japan, List of Japanese politicians

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  1. ^ John E. Woodruff (March 10, 1993). "Fallen politician in Japan had amassed $51 million". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 

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House of Representatives of Japan
Preceded by
Kazuo Horiuchi, Toyohira Hagino, Shinichi Kobayashi, Takuo Furuya, Tsuneo Uchida (1955 general election)
Representative for Yamanashi At-large district
1958-1992
Served alongside: Kunio Tanabe, Eiichi Nakao, Mitsuo Horiuchi, Toshimasa Ueda, et al.
Succeeded by
Kunio Tanabe, Toshimasa Ueda, Azuma Koshiishi, Eiichi Nakao (until 1993 general election)
Political offices
Preceded by
Masayoshi Ito
Deputy Prime Minister of Japan
1986–1987
Succeeded by
Kiichi Miyazawa
Preceded by
Asao Mihara
Director-General of the Japan Defense Agency
1977–1978
Succeeded by
Ganri Yamashita
Preceded by
Hyosuke Niwa
Director-General of the National Land Agency
1974–1976
Succeeded by
Kosei Amano
Preceded by
Takeo Kimura
Minister of Construction
1972–1973
Succeeded by
Takao Kameoka
Party political offices
Preceded by
Rokusuke Tanaka
Secretary-General of the Liberal Democratic Party
1984-1986
Succeeded by
Noboru Takeshita