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Ex-aide to Suga to assume Japan's top finance bureaucrat post

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As director general of the finance minister's secretariat since July 2017, Yano handled the ministry's response to revelations that documents related to the Moritomo Gakuen land sale had been falsified, a scandal that sparked cronyism allegations at then Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

A staunch advocate of fiscal discipline, Yano also led the ministry's Tax Bureau before becoming the budget chief in July last year.

With such a "staunch advocate of fiscal discipline " in charge, giving a sweet land deal to a political supporter must have been dealt with harshly with significant consequences for Abe? Oh wait...

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If he handled the ministry’s response that means he headed the cover up to protect Abe.

Which may explain why he is getting this position.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

So pretty much "pass the gavel" with another clone of the same party.

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As director general of the finance minister's secretariat since July 2017, Yano handled the ministry's response to revelations that documents related to the Moritomo Gakuen land sale had been falsified, a scandal that sparked cronyism allegations at then Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

So he’s part of the problem then.

If he handled the ministry’s response that means he headed the cover up to protect Abe.

Oh and let’s not forget that it was alleged that the Finance Ministry forced Toshio Akagi to falsify government documents to protect Abe. Akagi went in to kill himself because of the stress and pressure that order put on him.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Cinching-up power. Anointing one's cronies. Rewarding the willingness to do the work of one's master.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Jobs for the boys....

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Of course.

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