The education ministry says it has found documents similar in substance to those presented by opposition lawmakers supporting allegations of favoritism against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: Reuters

Education ministry finds documents apparently supporting Abe favoritism claims


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Classic Japan. These documents will be covered in red hanko stamps, but no one recalls seeing them.

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The ministry insisted that they couldn't find the documents

because they search the way my then teenage son used to when he couldn't find something, stand in the middle of the room and turn his head this way and that

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Abe will not be damaged by this. Everyone in the country knows that J Biz is done on a nod and a wink so put your Western morality back in your rucksack and get back in line to join the しょうがない club.

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Good Ole Teflon Abe. Indeed he will not be damaged by this.

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Apparently!?, not defiantly just a vague apparently, did they uncover these documents or not, bureaucrats in Japan specialize in paper work yet never file anything to do The Dear Leader. Having said that I will side with the I don't want to go to Jail side.

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Ha! Ha! The furnace is already stoked! These documents will either be dismissed as fake or disappear altogether. He is the untouchable! Cue judge Dread, "I am the law!"

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Western morality

Im sorry what's this mystery you speak of?

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So they lied, lied again and Abe is still just standing there like its all nothing. Abe out!

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I'm honestly surprised someone didn't "accidentally" burn them or something. But as people say, Abe'll find a way to get out of this.

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It's very convenient for crooked Abe and lying Suga that this revelation comes out at the end of the Diet session. Abe will go into hiding for a few weeks until all the fuss has died down and the media have been brought under control.

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Any power gets corrupt.

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Is his mother happy he curtailed citizens rights or is she unhappy her princess is once again tied to a dodgy deal, "Shinzo" rub my feet!

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Abe is the most powerful leader Japan has had in a long long time.

Since the major news corps do his bidding and don't criticize the LDP, I'm 100% sure that these "scandals" they are giving us, are distractions from what's actually going on.

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Well im excited every one. i just found them behind the draws on the floor. But one Little problem. They have holes every where they have been eaten by some rats in the governments filing systems. With all respects to the politicians of both sides of course and press spies

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This prime minister Abe collected good vote and was invented the Abenomics in his administration. Just I don't want to go further to support him anymore, just to know those political scandals with his wife. Do you know from where the money is coming, from our tax! If he spent from his pocket money I agree it wasn't a scandal. We'll never how the tax money was spent just to his political policy became extravagant and too bureaucratic, according to the public officers top, the bureaucrats to find their ways to use our taxes.

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We'll never know how the tax money was spent!

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I don't see what all the fuss is about. Abe is clearly an ardent supporter of education. Are you all saying education is a bad thing?! (All said completely tongue in cheek.)

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Dirty filthy politics as usual, he IS caught, what will come of it.....NOTHING.

Folks this has been going on for MANY decades non-stop, why do you think Japan has so much debt.....hint because the ldp has been doing this forever!

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We can no longer protest or raise any voice against the Government, now that they have passed the security bill.

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The downhill slide continues... and yet again the herd mentality of the Japanese people produces nary a bleat... You'd think they would be tired of having the wool pulled over their eyes. Oh well, they've cooked their goose so they might as well continue to choke it down.

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"Similar in substance??" Hah! -- I'll bet they are IDENTICAL.

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Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

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This article shouldn't be under politics, it should be under crimes.

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Only time will tell...

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