Japan mob loans scandal deepens

Japanese Finance Minister and deputy prime minister Taro Aso is given a tour of a project at the huge Thilawa industrial zone near Yangon on January 4, 2013. A loans-to-mobsters scandal that is gripping Japan's banking sector has widened after major lender Shinsei Bank admitted doing business with organised crime figures. Taro Aso on November 1, 2013 lauded Shinsei after it admitted a day earlier that one of its subsidiaries made dozens of loans to the notorious gangsters, known as yakuza.