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Minister apologizes for bureaucrat's dinners with NTT executives

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If its against the law then time to finally prosecute someone and then maybe they would stop this corrupt practice.

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Japan's National Civil Service Ethics Law forbids government employees from receiving gifts or entertainment from individuals or firms that could be seen to curry favor.

Nobody seems to have read the memo...

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I think it was a "Queen" song:

"Another one bites the dust, another one bites the dust, and another one gone........."

Should make this song their promotion video for the future.

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It'll happen again soon. Like it happened before. No need to even mark my words.

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"It's regrettable that something that seriously undermines trust in public affairs has occurred,"

Translation:

"Corruption is regrettable when the public finds out about it."

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Maybe a solution would be to legalize corruption on the condition it is taxed?

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GoodlucktoyouToday 11:45 am JST

Maybe a solution would be to legalize corruption on the condition it is taxed?

Lol, they'd find a way how to get around taxes. Play with words. It was not a dinner, it was a late lunch. It was not a meeting, it was a consultation. Or, "he wasn't there as PMs employee, but as a regular person".

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Robert CikkiToday  11:52 am JST

. Or, "he wasn't there as PMs employee, but as a regular person".

I'm a regular person, I think. I wonder if the president of NTT would spend tens of thousands of yen on getting lunch for me.

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Japan's National Civil Service Ethics Law forbids government employees from receiving gifts or entertainment from individuals or firms that could be seen to curry favor.

Corruption is a transferrable offence. No need for the horses to get spooked.

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A dime a dozen

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