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Former Tokyo Gov Masuzoe returns Y65,000 in expenses for improper use of official car

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Former Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe has returned approximately 65,000 yen to the Tokyo metropolitan government, which he had claimed as expenses.

During his tenure as governor, Masuzoe admitted that he had inappropriately utilized his official car with his family last year to go to baseball games at Tokyo Dome on August 18 and 29, and attend a classical concert held at NHK Hall located in Shibuya Ward on December 23.

After auditors for the Tokyo metropolitan government concluded that Masuzoe’s use of political funds for private purposes was inappropriate, he was asked to repay the expenses incurred from improper usage of the official car.

Although Masuzoe, who resigned on June 21, repeatedly claimed that the official car was used for “public service”, he repaid 65,029 yen on Aug 19 at the request of the metropolitan government.

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And the rest of the ¥4.4 million? im sorry.... 4.393.500 yen

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Chicken feed.

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He should repay all of the salary he earned as Governor.

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Impressive progress.

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That's like the cost of dipping one toe in the hot spring resorts he took his family to 'on business'. Good old Japanese justice!

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六万円? he's a better comedian than a governor. by accepting this amount, it makes the japanese society look more stupid.

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With or without interest, delayed fees (if any) ?!

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He probably had that in his wallet

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1st class tickets?

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What a joke.

There should be an itemized list of all his expenses made public. Then we can see exactly what this 65,029 covers.

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Okay so a friend of mine gets fined just over 300,000 for an auditor finding a 6,000 yen mistake MISTAKE in his tax statement and this thief pays only 65,000 for STEALING 4.4 million of our hard earn tax payments!!!!???? Something is not right here. Something missing from the article JT?

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@Since1981. Nothing missing. Business as usual. Hammer the little guy. Fawn to the 'big man'. I remember Ozawa having ¥400million in unexplained CASH in his house. His response was laughable but no more was said.

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What about the official car being used for going to his weekend house?

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Lesson to people showing to become politiciastay on hour civilian job..

n.

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Embezzlement estimate: 4.4 million yen.

Cost of the special election to replace him: 5 BILLION yen.

Was it worth it?

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Did he have an antique and art sale to find the cash?

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