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Cool Sites : Corruption in Japan

Wednesday, September 7, 2005 Posted: 09:55 AM JST

With the general election coming close and one of the main issues the huge amounts of money controlled by Japan's Postal Services, this is a good time to focus on Japan's rampant corruption, partly made possible by all that available money:

10 Biggest Corruption Scandals in 2004
A list of the ten biggest corruption scandals in Japan in 2004 on the site of Transparency International. (ENG)

Bureaucratic Corruption in Japan
A Japan Policy Research Institute (JPRI) paper by David T. Johnson about the widespread bureaucratic corruption in Japan. (ENG)

Corruption in Japan
An economist’s perspective on corruption in Japan. Paper by Werner Pascha (PDF file). (ENG)

Investigation of Corruption in Japan
Paper by Tamotsu Hasegawa, Public Prosecutor, Tokyo District Prosecutors Office, Japan (PDF file). (ENG)

Japan under Construction
Online book by Brian Woodall about corruption, politics, and public works in Japan. Published by University of California Press in 1996. (ENG)

Japanese Politician Murdered
Guardian article about the 2002 murder of Koki Ishii, a Japanese politician who made his name by exposing corruption in high places. (ENG)

Justice System Reform in Japan
2004 Paper by David T. Johnson of the University of Hawaii and Waseda University about rampant Japanese police corruption (PDF file). (ENG)

Political Corruption
Corruption Through Political Contributions in Japan, a paper by Verena Blechinger on the site of Transparency International. (ENG)

Find more sites related to Japan at Japan Links. Special section for Corruption.

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