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Abe vows cooperation in French Olympic payments probe

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An Abe vow... Great! So, the opposite, then.

And keep in mind this comes after the Suga vow, and the Endo vow. It's been probven that the money was a bribe, and when asked for documents related to the consultation (i.e. Contract), they have failed to come up with anything and only insist it was legit, like we should believe them.

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Disqualify Tokyo 2020 Olympics....may reconsider bid only after Tokyo is not found guilty of any wrong doings.

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I vow to fully cooperate with the IOC and supply all relevant documentation, (that hasn't been shredded yet) I do solemnly swear!

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As stated above, Japan’s Olympic chief insisted that the payments were “legitimate” and were for consulting work. Good grief ... $2 million for consultation work! What in the heck was being "consulted?" Come on Tokyo Olympic people ... do you think we out here looking in are stupid?

While the "experts" are "studying" this situation, why don't they see if more "consultation" money was tossed around here and there. Bet they'll find more such doings ... probably all over the place.

The more I see that Olympic boss hold up that sign and say "Tokyo" ... the more I feel like reaching into the TV screen and tearing it up. And as for all those stooges jumping around and celebrating at that moment ... well ... hope they are still jumping around ... but if so ... probably for other reasons ...

Good luck Abe-san. Make your story sound good ...

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Bribe = Consulting fees

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Love the photo of "Honest Abe" above.

Butter wouldn't melt in his mouth.

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The photo above looks like a kid who just got caught with his hand in the cookie-jar...

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Please lets all hope London gets it again. The best and only honest place as a substitute after all the lies and cheating from Japan.

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Abe's facial expression reminds me of the expression he had when he decided to throw in the towel during his first failed administration after the suicide of one of his cabinet ministers.

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Hopefully they won't use the Nagano defense (sorry we burned all the documents connected with our honest winter Olympic bid) or the Sochi defense (sorry we wiped and destroyed all the hard drives connected with our honest Olympic bid) But wait! How to fix the lack of a cauldron in the 'honestly redesigned' Olympic stadium. We just need an honest unplagarised logo too. And a cute character... Cos ...Kawaii But first a committee. ...and start stoking the boiler. It's well past the point of simply being just too silly.

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The french prosecutors should question Tsunekazu Takeda , he was the head of the bid committee and now also a top position in the organization committee, he must know valuable information that could really help the investigation.

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The buck has to stop at the top. It's now time for Abe to fall on one of his arrows and give it away.

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Prosecutors said the money was “labelled as “Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Bid,”

Classic Japanese self-incriminating discretion. Maybe the governor of Tokyo handled that one.

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The best and only honest place as a substitute after all the lies and cheating from Japan.

Right. Let's put Tony Blair in charge of all the bidding operations.

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Mr. Abe's comments remind me of a song quite some years ago:

" I do, I do, I do, I do, I do ........."

Hold it, he said: "I vow, I vow, I vow, I vow, I vow ...... blablabla ........".

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Sneaky Abe knows no bounds.

He should have the decency to concentrate all his efforts helping the victims of Fukushima rather than spending billions just to hand cesium medals to the top athletes of the world.

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There is no doubt that Abe was aware of the bribe, but in true Japanese fashion, he already has his scapegoats ready.

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Tokyo Olympics is getting more exposure in the crime section than the sports page recently

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Let's see the reports that were produced for the $2 million "consulting" fee.

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Funny, Black Tiding's office in Singapore is an empty apartment. Apparently it is a shell company which existed only to facilitate the transfer of money between crooks and thieves.

Tsunekazu Takeda, part of the team (of crooks) that put together Tokyo's bid, and now head of the Japan Olympic Committee, refused to give details about the contract to the Japanese parliament today, saying that the contract was "confidential".

Takeda must be compelled to reveal the details of the contract, and resign from his position.

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Disqualify Tokyo 2020 Olympics....may reconsider bid only after Tokyo is not found guilty of any wrong doings

That's my opinion.

Sneaky Abe knows no bounds.

yup.

There is no doubt that Abe was aware of the bribe, but in true Japanese fashion, he already has his scapegoats ready.

of course.

I concurr with all.

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