Enjoying herself with former Prime Minister Abe and Mr. Hagiuda… Rurei Miura took her husband, the suspect Kiyoshi, to the “Cherry Blossom Viewing Party”!
Here is one photo. A smiling woman and a young girl standing very close to her. And a man in sunglasses standing a short distance away. The man in sunglasses is chatting amiably with the participants around him. This man and woman are Rurei Miura, an international political scientist, and her husband, Kiyoshi. The time was April 13, 2007, and the place was Shinjuku Gyoen. It was a scene from the “Cherry Blossom Viewing Party,” which has become a social issue.
On March 7, Rirei Miura’s husband, Kiyoshi Miura, the head of investment company Tribay Capital, was arrested by the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office. The suspect was charged with embezzlement in the course of business. Tribay had been criminally accused of defrauding investors out of 1 billion yen under the guise of constructing a solar power generation facility. In January this year, the Special Investigation Department raided a building in Nagatacho that also served as Tribay’s office and the office of the Wildcat Research Institute, of which Rurei is the president.
Since the raid in January, it was said that it was only a matter of time before the suspect, Kiyoshi Kiyoshi, was arrested. It was said that the Special Investigation Department would bring the suspect to prosecution by the end of the fiscal year at the latest.
Since the case came to light, Mr. Ruri has made numerous comments.
I was not involved in the management of my husband’s company, and I have no knowledge of any of this.
The arrest of the company’s CEO, Mr. Rurei, was a surprise to many. In response to the arrest, she commented, “As a family member, I will continue to support my husband.
“As a family, we will continue to support my husband and watch the transition.
The company’s statement is not a statement of guilt or innocence. It appears that he is repeatedly emphasizing that he has absolutely nothing to do with this incident.
Let us return to the photo at the beginning of this article.
It has already become public knowledge that Mr. Rurei attended the “Cherry Blossom Viewing Party” in 2007. At the time, Rurei himself posted a photo of himself and his daughter on Twitter
At the cherry blossom viewing party hosted by the Prime Minister. The double-flowering cherry blossoms in Shinjuku Gyoen were still beautiful.
In October 2007, Rirei posted on Twitter, “I was at a cherry blossom viewing party hosted by the Prime Minister of Japan.
In October 2007, the issue of the “Cherry Blossom Viewing Party” was reported in the press, and it was decided to cancel the event from the following year. Then, in November of the same year, Rurei posted the following on his Twitter page.
The “Cherry Blossom Viewing Party” was canceled. Probably out of consideration for “public sentiment. Whenever a party is held by a person in power at the time, people tend to say, “Why was that person invited? It all depends on public sentiment, I suppose.
The post was criticized for its cynicism toward the media coverage of the event and calls for an investigation of the facts. At the same time, it gave a strong impression of her proximity to former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his administration.
In fact, she had taken the suspect Kiyoshi along to this “cherry blossom viewing party.
Not only were Mr. Rurei and his daughter there, but her husband was there as well. Mr. Rurei was very friendly with Mr. Kōichi Hagiuda and shook hands with former Prime Minister Abe, showing his closeness to the LDP. My husband also seemed to enjoy talking with the participants around him,” said an attendee at the time.
Rurei was a member of the “Growth Strategy Council” established by former Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide in 2008, where he is known to have made several statements promoting solar power generation.
It is reported that “Tribay” and “Wildcat” share an office, and that the staff supporting Mr. Rurei is reported to be dealing with the “Tribay” case. As for the “Cherry Blossom Viewing Society,” it appears that Mr. Rurei and the suspect are one and the same, and that they are both trying to deepen their ties to politics.
Is Mr. Rurei going to maintain his stance that he has nothing to do with this?
PHOTO： Takeshi Kinugawa