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Lawmaker admits receiving ¥1 mil in casino bribery scandal

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Might as well make an excuse and drop it now since the story started out with the phrase ruling party lawmaker

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But prosecutors will not build a case against Takaki Shirasuka on a bribery charge as the 45-year-old, who was a member of a cross-party group of lawmakers promoting casino resort projects, had no authority over the matter, the sources added.

It begs the question as to why 500.com would waste millions of yen bringing Shirasuka to China in the first place, if he had no influence?

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He had no authority on the matter but was still on the committee. I guess he also has no influence on any other politician either.

He wasn’t bribed because he could make changes; he was bribed to influence other people. Plus, if the bribe was larger, he could’ve shared with an ‘authority on the matter.’

A bribe is a bribe regardless if the receiver had any intention of changing an outcome.

Prosecutors have the easiest job in Japan. If the criminal is an LDP politician or spouse of an LDP politician suddenly there’s no case. Sign me up!

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Makes you wonder how much was paid to decision makers, The whole decision process is comprised, just a little tiny bit of transparency would bring the whole house down.

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Definitely sign up to the LDP, it's a free card for criminal actions.

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Rancid.

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I’m seriously thinking about the “if you can’t beat them, join them” philosophy. I could really do with ¥1m and a free trip to Macau.

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But prosecutors will not build a case against Takaki Shirasuka on a bribery charge as the 45-year-old, who was a member of a cross-party group of lawmakers promoting casino resort projects, had no authority over the matter, the sources added.

What does it even mean? It means nothing. This is a case of corruption and he is not being charged? No wonder there is so much corruption among Japanese politicians and executives. And no matter that Japan's justice has a reputation of corruption where people like him are protected by the government who has a grip on what the justice can do or not. And that's the same corrupted justice that orchestrated a scandalous manipulation against a foreign executive.

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The best politicians money can buy - the ruling party of Japan.

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Another typical story with a typical ending with all the typical excuses.

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Nothing new.

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Not a very good negotiator if he risked his entire career over it and only walked away with about $10K...

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with lawmakers like these who needs laws?

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