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Prosecutors question 5 lawmakers over casino-bribery case

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So can we expect dramatic arrests at their offices followed by months of solitary confinement and daily interrogation? yeah..ok then...

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The ones who dealt with the Chinese and other gaijin will be screwed, maybe unless they do some serious ethnonationalist grovelling

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I wonder, did Emperor Abe receive anything?

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The casino businesses in Macau are full of crime- those criminals are extending their reach here.

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marcelitoToday  06:52 am JST

“So can we expect dramatic arrests at their offices followed by months of solitary confinement and daily interrogation? yeah..ok then...”

Sounds like you think they won’t be arrested. Why not? Akimoto was arrested so it seems possible this bunch might also.

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Dirty filthy politicians..

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Wow, Japanese politicians are cheap!

Others throughout Asia and South Pacific costs millions of dollars just in consultancy fees, add legitimate (cough, cough) 'art' purchases, school fees and accomodation for their kids in foreign countries, it adds up.

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So the ink is yet to dry on the casino legislation and already the first scandals have appeared.

And lo and behold, to our surprise (not) top LDP officials are at the core of the corruption.

It just goes on and on and on and on and a maleable public continue to believe Abe Inc is the best option.

Mind Boggling.

And on a related note, it's been interesting that when NHK began reporting on this, it almost always exclusively uses the term I.R. - integrated resort - with only a very minor use of the word Casino.

It's almost as if they've been instructed not to, so as to not associate the word casino (still negative connotations) - crime - ldp in one piece.

Casino is the nominal word. No-one says I'm going to Vegas to visit I.Rs although that's what they are.

More subtle smoke & mirrors.

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Deep bow and resigned, business as usual at corrupt j inc.

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And what will happen? nothing.

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Japan recently legalized casinos to be operated at integrated resorts in hopes of attracting more foreign tourists and helping to boost the economy after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

Japan doesn't need any help attracting new tourists, and setting up foreign owned Casino's for foreign punters is just a dumb idea. The money will just be whisked back off-shore either way.

it does however need to focus on maintaining the existing tourist experience, managing over tourism, and cracking down on poor quality foreign owned and managed operations giving Japan a bad name.

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Sounds like you think they won’t be arrested. Why not? Akimoto was arrested so it seems possible this bunch might also.

Why? Seriously? ..well, you know...Japan Post, KEPCO, TEPCO, Takata...etc etc...just off top of my head.

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It looks like the Japan economy is not doing well, especially Japanese Politicians. The Politicians have accepted just 1 million yen ($9,200) each as bribe from 500.com?

In the old days, peoples like from the 500.com cannot come near the politicians with such as an amount.

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