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Yakuza, Nepalese among 34 arrested in Japan over coronavirus loans scam

Two Nepalese men are among 34 people who have been arrested in Japan on suspicion of fraudulently applying for and receiving government loans designed to help workers get through the coronavirus pandemic. Japanese authorities say that since the announcement of the arrests in September, dozens of people have inquired about how they can return loans they took out, claiming they were unaware they were not eligible to receive the funds when they first applied. It is widely believed that organised…

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