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Prosecutors indict without arrest several LDP faction members

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The majority of nearly 100 members of the Abe faction are suspected of having received funds, but Ono, Tanigawa and Ikeda allegedly obtained significantly

Socioeconomic status as indicator of a two-tier injustice system.

That is all you need to know and there is no 'rule of law'.

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The ruling class of Japan doesn't get arrested or spend a day in the can. That's what you get when you inherit the descendants of a privileged elite who were never really held to account by the postwar occupation authorities for their crimes.

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I heard that Kishida offered residents of Ishikawa whose homes were damaged by the earthquake, 200,000 JPY loans. meanwhile, he own party is hoarding hundreds of millions of yen for their own benefit. If this doesn't mark the end of the LDP rule, I can't think what will. I just hope the DPJ is up to the job this time.

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So, let me get this straight - correct me if I am wrong - after all this hullabaloo, not even the accountants face anything more than a fine? Looks like the outcome is even less than I imagined. Well, it is pantomime season in the UK but it looks like that tradition has travelled.

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Corruption in Japan is at African banana republic levels, but they are the ruling nobility so it’s fine.

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obladiToday  05:52 pm JST

I heard that Kishida offered residents of Ishikawa whose homes were damaged by the earthquake, 200,000 JPY loans. meanwhile, he own party is hoarding hundreds of millions of yen for their own benefit. If this doesn't mark the end of the LDP rule, I can't think what will. I just hope the DPJ is up to the job this time.

Read the article. There is no DPJ any more. It's gone. Fragmented. Disintegrated. The closest equivalent to the DPJ nowadays is the CDP, and they just don't have enough candidates to win a general election.

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Surely they should be held in custody for 23 days. Where are Japan's rubber stamping imbecile judges? What s disgrace of a legal system.

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They should get Oprah to be a judge in the case.

"You get a suspended sentence! And you get a suspended sentence! And you get a suspended sentence! And you get a suspended sentence! And you all get suspended sentences! Yay!"

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