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Lawmaker's aide admits knowing payments made to campaign staff were illegal

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The Kawais have denied any intention to resign as lawmakers or as LDP members.

So they believe they can flaunt the laws and still remain as lawmakers? Well I guess when their "dear leader" pretty much does the same thing, who can blame them!

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... And amazingly the prosecutors do not arrest her..

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Japan’s obvious prejudicial system of ‘justice’ is on display again...

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30,000 yen to a group of "election warblers," as women who are driven around in small vans touting their candidates over loudspeakers are known, according to the sources

If given the opportunity, I'm sure the locals would give them double that to shut the hell up. Those speaker vans are terribly intrusive!

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Of course this was illegal, but in their eyes no one was looking so therefore it must be legal right?

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So they believe they can flaunt the laws and still remain as lawmakers?

Yes Yubaru. Because they are Japanese lawmakers, not foreign CEOs

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The campaign office is suspected of making two receipts to be signed by the workers to make it appear the payments were under the legal cap of 15,000 yen per day

You watch . . . . notice how it is the Campaign Office signing off the payments, not a named individual in the office. Just like it is the office of the lawmaker receiving the ahem gifts/donations, rather than an individual at the office.

The difference . . . you can't arrest a whole office of you keep it vague enough.

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So if you confess and you are Japanese, you get a slap on the wrist.

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Because they are Japanese lawmakers, not foreign CEOs

Aly....precisely brother, the same hypocrisy on display as always.

You watch . . . . notice how it is the Campaign Office signing off the payments, not a named individual in the office. Just like it is the office of the lawmaker receiving the ahem gifts/donations, rather than an individual at the office.

Indeed.

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I'm not even sure they knew it was illegal, bizarrely I think it's possible they didn't know but are admitting to it to not look stupid

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why the emperor does not fire all this corrupted administration?

this country is scary.

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Thrown under the bus in the standard bureaucratic flow chart.

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