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The latest court decision showed the reality that the higher corporate officials are, the more difficult it is to hold them criminally responsible in major accidents.

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Hiroshi Yasuhara, a retired judge who advises a group of people who have lost relatives in bus and train accidents. He was referring to last week's decision by the Supreme Court to uphold a lower court's decision acquitting three former past presidents of JR West of negligence over the 2005 train derailment in Amagsaki, Hyogo Prefecture, that claimed 107 lives.

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As if they're not all playing golf together on weekends.

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actually, the reality is that the higher corporate officials are, the more difficult it is to hold them criminally responsible in ANYTHING.

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Not really hard, actually. The system just needs to hire a few people who aren't cowards and/or corrupt to prosecute. Would only take one or two examples to get the ball rolling and make people who should be responsible responsible. Now these guys are free to do it again, with no consequences.

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