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Kishida apologizes for LDP political funds scandal

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Kishi, resign..

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Not enough

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"Unlike sworn witnesses in the Diet, individuals will not be charged with perjury even if they give false testimony."

So... they can lie without penalty, and the worst they will get even if found guilty, is a "harsh reprimand". In other words, absolutely no punishment for what they have done, and of course, as such, we know that Kishida's "pledges" to change things will certainly have the desired effect.

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Very regrettable. He will do his best from now, I’m sure. (Sucking air through my teeth and tilting my head)

Oh, I hope he bowed deeply. They should fix the problem.

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About time.

Better late than never, I guess.

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Please what is right! they belong to jail all of tneme!no mercy! they need to returrn all the money from their pockets!

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Dirty fake people

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Kishida, meanwhile, pledged Thursday to amend the political funds control law to ensure similar scandals do not occur again by introducing guilt by association, which would force lawmakers to step down or ban them from running for reelection if their staff members are convicted.

I’m not a fan of Kishida but this measure would have some teeth. If he can get it through, I will be impressed but I won’t hold my breath.

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Kishida apologizes

apologies are worthless from you.

just give back all the money and get out.

Kishida also promised to promote reforms to safeguard compliance in ruling party governance, saying, "I will continue taking a leading role."

continue? when did you start?

let us know when that happens, we'll buy a cake. or maybe just a cookie. or blink.............

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The question, continually unanswered, is how much authority does Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida control in the his crucial leadership roll, which the people of Japan supposedly voted in democratic elections?

At no point could this so called "parliamentary ethics panel" be described as independent, given statutory investigative power or authority, transparent, as any public inquiry should be to bring a level of public confidence guaranteeing the outcome will restore any trust of the public.

For years factions have been openly running political slush funds. For what purpose still remains a total mystery an enigma to the electorate.

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Politics = Corruption.

It is a given no matter what country there is always an under currant of corruption.

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No news? Good news? Wheres the Loot?

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