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Scandal-hit former Nihon University board chairman Tanaka dies at 77

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In recent years, he was at the center of a tax evasion scandal, being arrested in 2021. He subsequently resigned from his chairmanship post and was later given a one-year suspended prison sentence by the Tokyo District Court, along with a 13 million yen fine, for evading some 52 million yen in income tax.

That is putting it nicely. Add embezzlement, bribery, kickbacks into the mix into the mix and to top it off, the obligatory suspended sentence for all that de rigueur for an insider.

https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14585119

I wonder if the football players will get similar gracious treatment for far lesser "crimes"?

Two-tier Japanese "justice" on display.

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He also served as vice president of the Japanese Olympic Committee for four years from 2013.

In recent years, he was at the center of a tax evasion scandal, being arrested in 2021.

Interesting. Are the members joining those Olympics committees prone to any briberies or tax evasion ?

I just question myself. A prerequisite.

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Interesting. Are the members joining those Olympics committees prone to any briberies or tax evasion ?

I just question myself. A prerequisite.

You probably didn't even need to ask.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/kz9e89/photos-allegedly-tying-an-olympic-official-to-the-yakuza-keep-causing-him-problems

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I attended Nichidai for several years, both undergraduate and graduate at two different campuses. The system their is just too untenable...too huge for an academic institution.

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13 million yen fine, for evading some 52 million yen in income tax.

Yeah, sounds fair.

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Here are a couple of other details we can add to Tanaka’s epitaph. When he was head of the board of regents, he insisted that his subordinates (board members, deans, admin chiefs, etc) regularly meet at his wife’s chanko nabe restaurant. Tanaka also kept a list of employees who were on his side and another of those who opposed him. Administrators who fell foul of him (or declined to eat at his wife’s shop) would be known to receive a transfer to a campus out in the boonies or be put in charge of something unpleasant and menial.

This mobster should never have been allowed anywhere near an academic institution.

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Maybe he OD’d

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"Scandal-hit" and "dies" - any connection?

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In recent years, he was at the center of a tax evasion scandal, being arrested in 2021. He subsequently resigned from his chairmanship post and was later given a one-year suspended prison sentence by the Tokyo District Court, along with a 13 million yen fine, for evading some 52 million yen in income tax.

He also served as vice president of the Japanese Olympic Committee for four years from 2013.

Sounds like a piece of trash.

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