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Conviction of lawmaker's aide to stand for violating election law

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Before convicting the wife of collaboration, you need to convict the husband for the crime first.

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Too frigging right!!! And they should both lose their parliament seats!!!

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15,000 yen per day for campaign staff is not very much money - at least for technical specialties like the graphics designers, advertisement creators, strategy consultants and pollsters. I can see why they might have slipped their staff members a little extra compensation. I expect this is more common than we know, and they only came under scrutiny because of the vote-buying allegations against Mr. and Mrs. Kawai.

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You wouldn't like to see her when she's Anri.

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And this aide will be getting significantly more punishment than the Kawais.

Also, even if the Kawai are banned for running for 5 years for the same district, you can bet that they will win the election by a landslide in 5 years time when they are allowed to run again. Japanese voters are extremely loyal to their local politicians.

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this is more common than we know, and they only came under scrutiny because of the vote-buying allegations against Mr. and Mrs. Kawai

Another arbitrary conviction.

And prosecutors don't even notice their wrongs because they've been doing it wrong for hundreds of years.

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But she and her husband will still collect their winter bonuses.

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