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Former bank officials indicted in Japan

Tokyo -- Prosecutors in Japan indicted a former high-level government adviser on obstruction of justice charges, court papers say.

Takeshi Kimura, former economic adviser to Heizo Takenaka, a finance minister when Junichiro Koizumi was prime minister (2001-2006), was indicted along with three other executives of the Incubator Bank of Japan on charges of deleting hundreds of e-mails during a Financial Services Agency investigation.

Also indicted were former bank president Tatsuya Nishino, former senior executive Hiroyuki Yamaguchi and former executive officer Nobuhiro Sekimoto, Kyodo News reported Wednesday.

The bank was also indicted.