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Sahashi Out on Bail

Sahashi has made bail and has been released.

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A Castle Built on Sand Part 3

Part 3 of the FujiSankei Business i's series on the rise and fall of Sahashi.

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A Castle Built on Sand Part 2

Part 2 of FujiSankei Business i's series on the rise and fall of Sahashi describes his foray into banking.

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A Castle Built on Sand Part 1

The FujiSankei Business i recently ran a three-part series on the rise and fall of Sahashi. This will be a rehash of events for most readers, but the series drives home the point that Sahashi's hubris brought the company down. Here's Part 1.

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Sahashi's Motive

More grist for the mill as the newspapers reveal that Sahashi pilfered the employee's welfare fund when he realized he wasn't able to pay out refunds.

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Welcome to Japan, Criminal

As you may know, Japan will start collecting biometric data for all foreigners coming into Japan as of November 20 under the guise of the fictitious War on Terror. How very curious that fingerprinting was done away with years ago only to be brought back with the excuse that it will protect Japan from terrorists. Just to make sure everyone knows what a threat foreigners are to Japan, Justice minister, Kunio Hatoyama, recently told the Foreign Correspondents' Club in Tokyo that he knew of a friend of a friend who was an Al Qaeda member.

Expoland: Where's the Outrage?

As you already know, one woman died and 19 others where injured in the roller coaster accident at Expoland in Suita, Osaka Prefecture.

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Abe's Utsukushii Kuni

So Kumamoto's "konotori no yurikago" (stork cradle) hatch at Jikei Hospital has opened. It's sad that this kind of thing has to exist, but if it does some good, I think it's worth it. Prime Minister Abe, however, isn't crazy about the idea:

In Tokyo, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe remained critical of the baby hatch and said he wants parents to consult the government or local administrative authorities before giving up on their babies.

Is the Facade Starting to Crumble?

Two weeks following the death of Lindsay Ann Hawker, the suspect is still on the loose. Reporting by the Japanese media has followed a typical pattern--pretty much all we know is what the police have told the media and what the media has relayed to its readers and viewers.

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