Thirteen years have passed since he became chancellor. “On September 8, the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office conducted a search of his home in Suginami Ward, Tokyo, as well as the university’s headquarters.
On September 8, the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office conducted a search of the university’s headquarters as well as Tanaka’s home in Suginami Ward, Tokyo. There are suspicions that funds were illegally leaked over the reconstruction of the Itabashi Hospital attached to Nihon University School of Medicine.
The key person is Mr. A, director of the Nihon University Business Department. The key person is Mr. A, director of the Nihon University Business Department, who is said to be one of Tanaka’s closest aides.
“Ltd. was established in January 2010 under the leadership of Chancellor Tanaka, and is a company that conducts business related to the university. Mr. A, who is in charge of the company, is also a board member of the university. It was revealed that Mr. A, who also served as a coach of the football team, called the offending student and his father to silence them during the vicious tackle problem in 2006, and threatened them, saying, “If you don’t comply, Nihon University will go all out to destroy you. As a result, he resigned from the board in July of the same year.
However, this Mr. A returned to the board in September last year. However, Mr. A was reinstated as a board member in September last year, which shows how much he is a favorite of Chancellor Tanaka.
“The special prosecutor’s office believes that Mr. A instructed an outside company to transfer about 200 million yen, which was part of the money ordered from a design company for the construction of the hospital last year, to his account. The suspicion that Chancellor Tanaka was involved and not Mr. A’s sole discretion cannot be ruled out. After raiding his house, the special investigators are probably considering arresting him as well.
After the raid, this magazine visited the building where Mr. Tanaka’s house is located, and when we talked to a person involved in the restaurant run by his wife on the first floor, he replied, “The chairman is not here.
“The chairman is not here. I’d like to talk to him. Not at all.”
Mr. Tanaka has been hiding in the clouds and has not held a press conference, nor has he even made a comment.
“If Mr. A is arrested, his resignation will be inevitable. In ’05, it was also reported that Chancellor Tanaka, who was the Managing Director at the time, was allegedly receiving kickbacks from an electrical contractor during the reconstruction of the campus. He also got away with it at that time and when a photo of him with Yamaguchi-gumi leader Shinobu Tsukasa appeared in 2002, but that won’t be the case this time around,” said a mid-level staff member at Nihon University.
As an educational institution, Nichidai’s ability to clean up its act will now be questioned.
From “FRIDAY” October 1, 2021 issue
PHOTO.： Shinji Hasuo, Takero Kizuka