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University exec arrested over diversion of funds to dummy firm

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"Extremely regrettable"...now, where have I heard that before...

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thus kind of thing really impacts the number of students who want to go to the university next year…some dark clouds ahead for NichiDai.

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Yabumoto, who controls the dummy consultancy, is known to have ties with people in political and financial circles including former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

He learned from the best it seems.

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It is time for a complete forensic audit of everything that these individuals touched. Everything!

Experience from long tells us with certainty that an allegation such as this is almost always the proverbial tip of the iceberg.

Also cue revenue investigators.

And preferably start NOW before funds and evidence starts to disappear in the hands of friends, family, co-workers, and "person or persons unknown."

Methinks we've got a big one here.

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Yabumoto, who controls the dummy consultancy, is known to have ties with people in political and financial circles including former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, with whom he played golf on several occasions.

Perfunctory investigation.

Perfunctory apology.

Perfunctory suspended sentence.

.

We'll have all forgotten by tee time.

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Last month, the prosecutors searched the headquarters of the university and Nihon University Enterprise as well as the home of Hidetoshi Tanaka, chairman of the university's board.

These search result to nothing but intimidation. What were they expecting to find? A printout of a fake transaction?

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Nihon University is THE place to be if you fancy the yakuza and want major in collusion and corruption-

[ A Japanese politician has demanded an inquiry into allegations the vice-chairman of Japan's Olympic Committee has close ties with the Yamaguchi-gumi, Japan's largest yakuza group.

Yoshio Maki, a member of the opposition Japan Restoration Party, on Wednesday asked the education minister in parliament whether he was aware of the photo that shows Hidetoshi Tanaka, who is also chairman of the elite Nihon University, sharing drinks with Shinobu Tsukasa, the head of the gang.

Two reporters reportedly had their kneecaps smashed by assailants last year when they started investigating the photo. ]

https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1768045/japanese-politics-and-underworld-overlap-photo-emerges-olympic-heavyweight

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Abe sure likes to hang out with some sketchy people.

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HBJToday  07:41 am JST

Yabumoto, who controls the dummy consultancy, is known to have ties with people in political and financial circles including former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

He learned from the best it seems.

yup an he learned from his grandpa.

from Wikipedia

Before returning to Japan in October 1939, Kishi is reported to have advised his colleagues in the Manchukuo government about corruption: "Political funds should be accepted only after they have passed through a 'filter' and been 'cleansed'. If a problem arises, the 'filter' itself will then become the center of the affair, while the politician, who has consumed the 'clean water', will not be implicated. Political funds become the basis of corruption scandals only when they have not been sufficiently 'filtered.'"[4]

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Pat for the course

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He could have learned from Akira.

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BlackFlagCitizenToday  09:38 am JST

Abe sure likes to hang out with some sketchy people.

edit: *Abe sure likes to hang out with some other sketchy people. *(^_-)

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Typical of Nihon University's violations of rules and regulations.

Board member(s)" illegal shenanigans - on the same dismal moral level as their American football techniques in 2018.

https://japan-forward.com/the-essence-of-nihon-universitys-american-football-fiasco/

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20180521/p2a/00m/0na/020000c

Sleazy school!

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Always question power, and never trust authority.

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Abe just had to be there somewhere in the article.

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Yabumotoの yabu(籔)= 危険、又は有罪の判決が確定したことをいう。

If the name fits, wear it.

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Yabumoto, who controls the dummy consultancy, is known to have ties with people in political and financial circles including former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, with whom he played golf on several occasions.

Birds of a feather flock together. Secret money golf together.

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So in other words, your typical Japanese University?

They all seem to be a front or scam just to do a cash grab.

I mean how many smaller schools let ANYONE in as a student, so long as they pay?

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Experience from long tells us with certainty that an allegation such as this is almost always the proverbial tip of the iceberg.

A tale as old as time.

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For these rightwing geezers mixing bizness with politics paving the way to corruption is just par for the course. Yabu must have learned something about embezzling and kickbacks playing with Trump's golfing bro, Abe, kicking the ball back onto the fairway and other knavish tricks.

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Always question power, and never trust authority.

If you work in a Japanese company the opposite is true.

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