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Lawmaker rearrested over casino graft scandal

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Bye, Shinzo.

9 ( +11 / -2 )

Just couldn't help himself had to double down, these "resort" Casinos haven't been built yet and politicians are already on the take. Plummeting into a sea of degradation. You have to wonder at the motivation of our elected leaders greed and a sence of entitlement seem to be what's required.

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“Akimoto, who left the ruling Liberal Democratic Party shortly before his initial arrest in December,“

Damage control or what....

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“Akimoto is affiliated to the openly revisionistlobby Nippon Kaigi.[1]“ Wikipedia

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I wonder how the investors of these "integrated resorts" are doing these days.

11 ( +11 / -0 )

Gambling, Drugs, Booze, and Cigarettes, are all forbidden in many parts of the world, there is nothing COOL about being a Gambler, A Drug Addict, an Alcoholic, or cigarette Addict especially when you have a family to support.

Getting off these habits will save you and your loved ones.

7 ( +10 / -3 )

Quite the gamble.

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He is suspected of asking a former adviser to 500.com, who had also been released on bail, to give false testimony in return for 30 million yen through his supporters in June and July, 

Is he a law maker ? He underestimate justice.

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You have to wonder at the motivation of our elected leaders greed and a sence of entitlement seem to be what's required.

They don't get into politics because they have a good moral compass, that's for sure.

11 ( +11 / -0 )

Yawn... Politicians the world over. Nothing new.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

He's probably livid about someone ratting him out.

Sorry Akimoto, you're no longer good for the LDP's image, which means now you're on the wrong end of the stick.

Expect to be tread upon a bit more as they need someone to 'make an example of' and show how much they value fair play and justice.

It's all part of the game you signed up for.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

"Japanese lawmaker rearrested while out on bail"

talk about double jeopardy....

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Let him out and see if he gets rearrested again.

12 ( +12 / -0 )

"rearrested "

now that's an authentic jail bird.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

talk about double jeopardy....

That doesn't exist as a legal concept in Japan.

0 ( +4 / -4 )

I hope that one good thing to come out of this pandemic will be killing off this stupid casino plan.

Of course, its a corrupt LDP pork barrel project so that won’t happen. Instead they will spend billions on building the thing, nobody will come, then the government will bail it out with money to finance a big upgrade, then even more people won’t come, then accounting shenanigans will be used to try to hide the losses for as long as possible, then the whole thing will collapse and the facilities will revert to use as an extraordinarily large bingo hall for local seniors sometime in the mid 2030s.

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"was rearrested Thursday by prosecutors for allegedly offering witnesses money to falsely testify in court "

oh that's serious " witness tampering" that carries very heavy jail time in america.. lucky he is japanese in japan

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Talk about doubling down!

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Ah, he'll just get a suspended sentence and blame a receptionist.

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Yakuza has been dying in the last decades, and now Chinese triads pretty much run the whole show.

Japanese politicians nowadays receive bribes from the Chinese mostly, rather than any Yakuza organization. (500.com) gambling corporation is quite a powerhouse in the dark world of illegal gambling in China. They are directly funded and protected by the CCP. Their base of operation is either in Cambodia or Phillipines along with other Chinese gambling companies.

As we speak, Chinese triads already dominate the Japanese underworld.

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@Xeno Mant NTM..."triads a powerhouse in the dark world", also deep in malaysia, thailand and singapore; providing asian politicians with ample protected private rooms i.e chinese cat, and meth, etc ....

ref: the star news, asia one,

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"triads a powerhouse in the dark world", also deep in malaysia, thailand and singapore; providing asian politicians with ample protected private rooms i.e chinese cat, and meth, etc ....

ref: the star news, asia one,

Chinese triads/organized crimes are not just a powerhouse. They are the global superpower of crimes who was directly responsible to the opioid crisis in the USA. The crisis that costs the USA at least more than 2 trillion USD.

The criminal superpowers are nations of crimes that receive sponsorship from their governments. Not just some Latin American cartels who come and go. I am talking about the supranational criminal syndicates who act as the conglomerates of crimes with legal backing from the states. China, Russia, Vietnam, India, Turkey and possibly the USA are considered as criminal superpowers but they rarely make headlines due to their secrecy and governmental protection.

Japan used to possess the Yakuza as a criminal superpower during the 20th century. However, the open nature of Yakuza attracts the American tycoons to pressure Obama sanctioning against Yakuzas. American investors do not want Yakuzas interfering with their investments in Japan. With the combination of three global economic crises (including Covid-19), the Yakuzas are on the verge of extinction. Economic Yakuzas may survive through black companies but they resemble more of Japanese mafia than actual Yakuzas.

I wonder how the investors of these "integrated resorts" are doing these days.

Ever since Sheldon pulled his bid out of Japan, Chinese triads are very happy to monopolize casinos in Japan. There is barely any native player who can compete against the Chinese. Those investors that you referred to are probably Chinese organized crimes and corrupt Chinese businesspeople.

They are doing both not fine (due to trade wars) and fine (no one competes against them in Japan).

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