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Labor ministry bureaucrats to be punished over faulty jobs data

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I think the employees should be detained without bail, as otherwise they might destroy the evide...oh, too late.

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And another scandal. Upon scandal. Upon scandal. Upon scandal. Are there any persons in Kasumigaseki that are not consumed by greed and mal-intent?

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"Unemployment insurance, workers' compensation and sailors' insurance benefits totaling 53.75 billion yen ($493 million) to around 20.15 million people went unpaid ....."

So, where did all that money go to? Since those who were supposed to receive it didn't get it ..... maybe in someone else's pocket? Wonder whether there will be more than just reprimands.

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In any other country in the first world, heads would roll, and criminal proceedings would be bought. Will that happen here?

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So these guys actually destroyed evidence and are not in jail?

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But no mention as to what the punishment will be. If these bureacrats involved in this scandal aren't fired then the punishment won't mean a thing

3 guesses....a ' stern warning ' to improve procedures and a 10 -20% paycut for 3 months ( to be compensated for at the time of next bonus payment ) . Old boys network looks after their own.

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Absolutely nothing will come of it. Move along please

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I want details on time exactly and how they plan on identifying the people that were underpaid!

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But no mention as to what the punishment will be. If these bureacrats involved in this scandal aren't fired then the punishment won't mean a thing

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I do not understand why there is so much cheating in these organizations.

because the punishments are pathetic and monetary penalties poultry, until J government get really tought on fraud and corruption and Im talking prison sentences and 100s millions yen in fines, naming and shaming, nothing will change. why do you think you dont see as much corporate corruption in the US compared to Japan, becuase if you get caught the fines are massive and are a financial burden to the companies invloved.

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I do not understand why there is so much cheating in these organizations.

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Oooooooooooooooh...reprimand. Sounds scary. I hope they can stand the firm talking to and aching back from bowing.

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And another scandal. Upon scandal. Upon scandal. Upon scandal.

and nobody has been deatined indefineatly until they confess, ooops sorry theyre Japanese. a bow and apology is all thats needed.

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I would have thought that a random sample of 1/3 of the companies in Tokyo would give an accurate measure of the average salary among all companies in Tokyo.

If the wages the ministry was reporting were significantly lower than the true average it would mean they were fiddling the figures in some other way, e.g. by lowering the weighting of Tokyo salaries relative to other regions, or by deliberately excluding Tokyo companies known to pay higher salaries.

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