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Japanese senior vice finance minister apologizes for tax delinquency

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As a tax accountant he knows the ropes and how to manipulate the system. Good for him.

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Rotten to the very core. Is that why he is a politician?

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Hmm Kishida having a tough time finding an LDP member who isn't dirty, imagine that.

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"Is that why he is a politician?"

The correct response to this most salient and pertinent query is: Yes, of course.

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Atarimae, jan! アタリマエ、ジャン!

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RedemptionToday  05:04 pm JST

As a tax accountant he knows the ropes and how to manipulate the system. Good for him.

*'Kenji Kanda, a House of Representatives lawmaker from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, *admitted that land and property belonging to his firm was seized by taxation authorities on four occasions between 2013 and 2022 due to non-payment of fixed asset taxes.'

If his company got caught four times for tax evasion it means that he doesn't know the ropes and how to manipulate the system.

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I know a real estate broker that went to gaol for non payment of tax.Of course, políticos in Japan never do, no matter how dirty they become…

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5th times a charm Kenji. UnSerious taxman.

Looters Dont…

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And he is still the senior vice finance minister???

If any of us did that, we'd be in jail!

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But..but... he only tried to defraud the government and ordinary tax payers 4 times...give the man a break!!....Prison sounds good.

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This guy has a long history of tax evasion. How he ever got to be a lawmaker is mind boggling.

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Japan is possibly the most corrupt country in the world. In the US, lobbying may be legal, but you will still be arrested or heavily penalized if you get caught. In Japan, you get caught and can get away with things easily. In the old days, Japanese elites had more accountability so they would resign. However, Shinzo Abe normalized the culture of corruption, so today elites don't have to resign because the Unification Church would enable them to win elections no matter what.

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