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Ex-SoftBank employee found guilty of passing secret info to Russia

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If it was the opposite, China would have this guy locked away in chains, in some unknown interrogation centre

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"two years in prison, suspended for four years, and fined him 800,000 yen."

So, white collar crime but he'll never see the inside of a jail cell and he just has to give some of his ill-gotten gains to the J-gov't.

"Prosecutors this month dropped the case against Anton Kalinin, a former Russian diplomat in Japan who allegedly asked Araki to get the information, as he had left Japan and there was little chance of him returning if requested to do so."

Sounds exactly like what they should do concerning another, more high profile foreigner.

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Before wasting time trying to revive its constitution, Japan really needs to enact an anti espionage law. Japan is the only major country that doesn’t have one.

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The Tokyo District Court sentenced Yutaka Araki, 48, to two years in prison, suspended for four years, and fined him 800,000 yen. The prosecutors had sought a two-year jail term and 1 million yen fine.

weak and lame.

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I've heard a rumor... you can sell all kinds of intel to the Russians if you look for it.

Now I know it would only cost me 800,000yen if I get caught, I have a base to negotiate the price.

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Why do foreign countries have pay Japanese? Most salarymen/women who work from home most probably have almost no internet security. Just hack, it’s free.

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Judge Ryota Akamatsu said Araki committed a "malicious" crime as he "took advantage of his position, which gave him access to business secrets" and tried to cover his tracks.

.....but its ok....you're free to go! Its the "other" foreigner we're after. You know who I'm talking about!

I will never understand Japanese laws.

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He got away with murder, to put in American slang terminology.

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Once again proof that "white" collar crime does INDEED pay. ref article: two years in prison, suspended for four years, and fined him 800,000 yen. Chump change to worry about and this person is set up for several years. got to love it, as the majority of wealth is made by crime.

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Russia probably had what it had been looking for.

Meanwhile, Japan dropped the prosecution against an ex-Russian diplomat to show a kowtow gesture towards Russia. Abe administration has been using the re-acquisition of Northern territories to Sakhalin islands as a part of their propaganda towards delusional Japanese far right. In order to play the illusion among these delusional farts, Abe has to keep up the appearance of a strong man through appeasing Russia. He well knows that Japan will never ever get those territories back.

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Japan is a スパイ天国.

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".....but its ok....you're free to go! Its the "other" foreigner we're after. You know who I'm talking about!

I will never understand Japanese laws."

1) Was the Russian already under investigation under Japanese Law?

2) Was he out on Bail?

3) Did he sneak out of Japan, inside of a box?

If the answer to all of the above is yes, then even I will have to raise more than a few questions about "Japanese laws".

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