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Former head of egg producer convicted for bribing ex-farm minister

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Got egg on his face

0 ( +3 / -3 )

We all know this is standard in Japan.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

So the one who "donated" some cash gets a suspended prison sentence.

The one who accepted the cash stepped down after a "successful career" but will get no "other" punishment?

Something sounds a little off here.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Sentence, suspended as usual.

With Akita pleading guilty to the charges, his lawyers had called for leniency, claiming he was working for the benefit of the egg industry.

Sure. I believe ya.

As the French say, va te faire cuire un œuf.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

The best government money can buy!

8 ( +9 / -1 )

As usual the minister pleads not guilty and that will be the last we hear from him.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Isn't it the NORM?? except Some get caught and some never do!!

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In many parts of the world almost NOTHING gets done without Bribing someone in office, and Japan is no different.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

He's just a shell of a his old self now.

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It took 3 years to sentence this case.

Shall we hear about the Tokyo Olympics bribes in 3 years.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

恥知らず。

I bet if some poor soul stole half a dozen eggs from a supermarket, he'd be behind bars.

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If you ask me, the guy's a big chicken.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Something about bribes and Hiroshima?

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

This is nothing just a scapegoat to take the focus off the real corruption going on..

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Was it a golden goose?

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expand a government program to cover farmers' losses

The existence of such programs is the big scandal.

Can I get taxpayers money when I lose money? It not why not? Why don’t I get special privilege too?

his lawyers had called for leniency, claiming he was working for the benefit of the egg industry.

… Huh? Is that even supposed to be an excuse?

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The jokes are golden.

Why should you be careful about what you say around egg whites?

Everyone knows they can’t take a yolk.

As far as the bribe? ah well, standard here nothing to see here folks.

One more? Why not.

What is an egg’s least favorite day of the week?

Fry-day!

Its Friday tomorrow, Have a good weekend readers.....

0 ( +1 / -1 )

But Akira becomes the second behind the new prime minister. Strange.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

He was only yolking....

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