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Woman sues state, former finance bureaucrat over husband's suicide

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It beggars belief that Sagawa and the others weren't prosecuted.

Isn't Japanese justice wonderful?

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The person who ordered this thing would be definitely Aso......

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It's for reasons such as this that Abe wanted to keep his man as the top public prosecutor, by "reinterpreting" the law about the mandatory retirement age.

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It’s a pity Akagi had no one he could inform about Sagawa’s orders to change documents to please Abe and his friends. If only there were an organization or department that allowed whistleblowers to submit documents. But being Japan is ruled by Abe this will never happen. Pity to Mrs Akagi and her family.

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Will Abe survive the Moritomo Gakuen scandal?

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Man,the justice system over here sucks.I wish the lady well.

Japan as always is safe on the outside but is soon dirty on the inside.

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With all the leads / evidence in front of them the prosecutors rolled over and played dead.

No big sudden raid of the finance ministry and bureau.

No dozens of boxes of files, computer hard discs, mobile phones etc etc.

No persons taken into custody for questioning for 23 days and harassed to confess, confess, confess.

Nothing here. Lets move on.

I've said before on this forum a number of times, Abe & Aso have blood on their hands with the death of Akagi.

Sontaku rules this country. No doubt about it.

And in this the new era of Rei-Wa, Rei certainly means obey.

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A man is dead here and his wife is summiting documents written by him. May god help them. How can people who have blood on their hand go free ???. An eye for an eye.

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In 2019, Osaka prosecutors decided not to press charges against Sagawa and other Finance Ministry officials over the alleged alteration of the documents.

Bereaucrats and big politicians and prosecutors no matter what they do are above law largely due to the passivity of the populace and a media run by oldboys who are bent on maintaining their influence and the status quo.

The shredding of documents is so rampant if it is made an olympic sports Japan will be the undisputed winner of Gold.

Just of my head, Nagano olympics, Tokyo 2020 bid records, moritomo, kake, sakura no kai.

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What were his options?

Quit

Spill the beans

Take a holiday

leave the country

kill himself

He chose the stupid option.

Throw the case out!

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The Finance Ministry, which oversaw the land sale in 2016, admitted that documents related to the transaction had been altered, and references to the sale price and Abe's wife had been deleted.

This will go down as a dirty sh*tstain on Japan's history

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I hope she's fired up to raise hell.Though I suspect in the end,the judges will be bought/threatened and/or paid off.

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I feel sorry for this woman, but I'll tell her right now what the verdict will be:

"While the court recognizes the man was under stress, and that is regrettable, the state cannot be held responsible for the man's suicide. Not guilty. However, the government will pay her 10,000 yen in compensation for her loss, given that the man was forced into sever distress... ummm.. even though they are innocent."

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What does corruption look like? What does a banana republic look like?

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Mr KiplingMar. 19  07:26 pm JST

What were his options?

Quit

Spill the beans

Take a holiday

leave the country

kill himself

He chose the stupid option.

Throw the case out!

How can you make that judgement? You have NO IDEA what he must've been going through before he made his choice. Let me debunk YOUR stupid option to post this and try to put ourselves in his shoes ;

Quit - Perhaps he couldn't because he has bills to pay and a family to support

Spill the beans - Doing so could greatly put himself, his family and those around him in grave danger

Take a holiday - (see answer for "Quit")

Leave the country - (see above answer)

kill himself - With no one to turn to, talk to help him (because he probably knew that if he went to the police, things would turn out bad for him because of the people and names involved) and dealing with the depression the whole situation, he must've reached his breaking point.

He sounds like an honest man who couldn't deal with the pressures of doing something as dishonest as what he was being forced to do.

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