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Auditors fail to unveil background of murky state land sale

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Should such a govt be trusted ?

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First world country crossed with a third world country.

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I guess fairness is not a word to be used in this judicial system. How can they not get to the bottom of this? Who’s seeking a raise or promotion?

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No arrests or jail time for provably corrupt bureaucrats? Until these villains start getting sent to prison they will never change their behaviour.

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It also did not seek punishment on Finance Ministry officials who falsified relevant documents, citing that they have already retired or been reprimanded by the government.

Of course , because those corrupt, lying fatcats are Japanese so its all good. Now if they were born somewhere like France for example they would be languishing in a detention centre by now , as we know who....Japanese justice and fairness on display here for all to see...corrupt bluebloods are laughing all the way as usual here. Next time someone wants to talk about how " honorable" this place is, Ill have one more example to point to.

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The government has responded by saying the discount was due to costs that the school operator, Moritomo Gakuen, had to shoulder in removing *underground waste*** at the plot.**

The above-ground waste is what concerns most of us. That's where the real dirty plot played out. Happy to see the Kagoikes arrested but their government enablers walked away pikapika

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@Osaka_DougToday  10:16 am JST

I guess fairness is not a word to be used in this judicial system. 

Absolutely correct! FYI Judges in Japan are not independent but simply appointed bureaucrats worried about their jobs. They seem not to be able to justify their decisions which are often based on "feelings" rather than specific laws.

Precisely. Japanese Judges and their back office teams can ignore irrefutable evidence medical reports everything and base their decisions on their extremely limited viewpoint. They are in no way qualified to handle cases involving foreign plaintiffs or defendants.

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"With the report, the Board of Audit of Japan is expected to close its investigation into the case. It also did not seek punishment on Finance Ministry officials who falsified relevant documents, citing that they have already retired or been reprimanded by the government...."

Nothing to see, here, folks, just move along, nothing to see here...

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Ah, this follows the typical (bias) rational in Japan that you avoid passing judgements that would embarrass your superiors. If Japan is to be trusted as a global society, the country needs to start justifying decisions being made and taking leadership to recommend changes as other developed countries do.

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I guess fairness is not a word to be used in this judicial system. 

Absolutely correct! FYI Judges in Japan are not independent but simply appointed bureaucrats worried about their jobs. They seem not to be able to justify their decisions which are often based on "feelings" rather than specific laws.

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Justice is as rare as sincerity in Japan.

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well, noone will get arrested on this one, rest assured... They're not foreigners.

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It's not just foreign nationals who get screwed by the system.

Are you saying they're innocent?

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I want a discount too on my health insurance premiums and income tax......

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Absolutely correct! FYI Judges in Japan are not independent but simply appointed bureaucrats worried about their jobs. They seem not to be able to justify their decisions which are often based on "feelings" rather than specific laws.

I agree somewhat but this was an audit by auditors and not a judgement by the courts.

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well, noone will get arrested on this one, rest assured... They're not foreigners.

The husband and wife team who ran the school spent months locked up without trial. It's not just foreign nationals who get screwed by the system.

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Huh. Funny. After the Carlos Ghosn incident, I thought that Japanese authorities had found some kind of regulatory zeal and were now going to aggressively investigate all white collar crimes. But they seem less than enthusiastic to pursue this one. I wonder why that is...

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