Police in Japan’s Saitama Prefecture arrested a Chinese man suspected of bribing a driving examiner on Monday.
The unidentified man had reportedly offered to give the driving examiner a generous 10,000 Yen (526 RMB) before a driving test he needed to take to change his Chinese license to a Japanese license, China News reports. The man denies the charges against him.
“Please accept this and give me more care,” the man reportedly told the examiner when giving him the money.
The man moved to Japan in this past February and had taken the test several times but always failed, the report said.
China’s Ministry of Public Security recently introduced a new reform in an attempt to curb corruption in vehicle management departments as a result of an ongoing issue in which traffic police officers illegally issue driver’s licenses in exchange for hefty bribes (probably more than 550 yuan).
By Dina Li