Mayor linked to bribery scandal over nuclear plant re-elected


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Business as per usual in Japanese politics

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So this guy is just as Teflon as good old Shinzo! It doesn't seem to matter in Japanese politics if there is a scandal or not, people will keep voting for the incumbent no matter what.

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English lesson for the people of Takahama, please repeat. You reap what you sow.

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"Incorrigible"! (a word for which there is no Japanese equivalent) That being said, there are plenty of corrupt politicians in cahoots with incorrigible voters even in English-speaking lands. Must be the human condition. Natural selection may be the only solution, but it works so slowly.

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Better the corrupt officials you know than the corrupt officials you don’t.

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Yutaka Nose, in the trough.

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Japan in a "nutshell".

Give and take and go unpunished.

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Nose, 59

It's good to see the next generation upholding Japanese traditions.

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I don't know what's worse - these politicians, or the people that vote for them.

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Must have shared some of the contents of his brown envelopes with the locals!

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Only in Japan.

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Unbelievable. But also:

The top three executives of Kansai Electric have stepped down to take responsibility for the scandal.

And stepping down is taking responsibility how? Third world country this is. Arrest these freaking crooks already. Someone who shall not be named here got treated MUCH worse for MUCH less. You all know who i'm talking about.

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They’ll always vote for the most recognizable candidate here - whether they’re famous or infamous.

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Tells you everything you need to know about politics in Japan. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, shame on me. Fool me four times... Invalid CSRF

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Must love Japan, gotto love it if one is a white collar criminal. You don't go to jail, you don't pay back money stolen, bribes are ok as long as you don't get caught but if you do just a simple I'm sorry" and well the rest is as they say history' congratulations in order to a crook.

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face palm

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