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PM Abe to Dissolve Diet to Hide Scandal? 安倍首相は自らのスキャンダル隠蔽のため国会解散?(徹底調査されるべき!)

Nov 13, 2014, Updated 11月13日更新




Recently, 3 million US dollar tax evasion scandal of Prime Minister Abe covered in 2007 Weekly magazine, "Shukan Gendai" is being spotlighted.

I suspect this could be the reason for PM Abe to dissolve the Lower House at this timing.

Even if the Diet is dissolved, I strongly think his scandal should be thoroughly investigated!!!

★The entire article of PM Abe's 3 million (3 Oku Yen) tax evasion
激高で前回辞任理由が判明 !? ◆本誌が追い詰めた安倍晋三首相「相続税3億円脱税」疑惑(全文保存)

◆Youtube video where Prime Mister became furious when he was asked about the tax evasion



PM Abe and his financial management group was criminally charged by Tokyo University Professor etc at Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office!



Original is in Japanese and the English version was written by Takenouchi.

The following is the copy and English translated article of No-Boarder Reporters below. (original in Japanese)


Prime Minister Abe's fund management organization, "Shinwakai" has allegedly made false records on the political donation balance sheet, which lead to the criminal charge by University professors on August 18th.

The accusers are four people including Tokyo University Professor Emeritus Mr. Satoshi Daigo.
They accused against Shinwakai's accountant for falsified records and Prime Minister Abe for considerable negligence of supervision respectively to Tokyo Local Prosecutors' Office.


Mr. Daigo said that he decided to accuse them by reading the article of weekly magazine Sunday Mainichi in July.

In the article titled, "Suspicion of illegal donation to Prime Minister Abe by NHK chief producer," the donation from the NHK chief producer was described as "from a company executive," which lead to the controversy.

告発した東大名誉教授のブログ Blog of the Univ. Prof. accuser … 

告発状 Accusation (original, in Japanese)


Translator's comment:


I once heard a horrible story that a politician whose unjustifiable acts were about to be spotlighted was delighted to know that Fukui Great Earthquake (1946) took place which erased his scandal.


Now there is no coverage of Prime Minister Abe and NHK scandal.  Isn't it possible that both PM Abe and NHK are using the tragedy of Hiroshima landslide for hiding their own scandals?

From the blog of Mr. Satoshi Daigo, the professor emeritus of Tokyo University

Original is in Japanese and the English version was written by Takenouchi.


Prime Minister Abe's fund management group accused for false record

Aug 19, 2014


告発状、提出 Submission of Accusation

On August 18, four persons including myself with 8 representing lawyers submitted the accusation to Tokyo District Public Prosecutors' Office against Shinwakai (the fund management group for Prime Minister Abe) for falsified record of  2011 and 2012 political fund balance sheet that had been submitted to the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications, and against Prime Minister Abe, the representative of Shinwakai, for violation of duty of care.

 告発に至った経過 Process prior to the accusation
It all started with the article of July 27 issue of the weekly magazine Sunday Mainichi that revealed the fact that Seiwakai falsified the record of the donation in 2011 and 2012 with Mr. Yoshiharu Koyama, the NHK chief producer who described his status as "company executive" hiding his real status.

I was interviewed for this issue and came to be aware of this problem.  As was written in Sunday Mainichi, on July 10th, the following day of the interview by Sunday Mainichi, Shinwakai said that they corrected the description from "company executive" to "company worker" for Mr. Koyama and his wife Mrs. Maya Koyama.
However, the correct description of Mr. Oyama should be NHK staff member or corporation executive, so the renewed description of "company worker" is still a falsified one.

During our investigation on the 2011 and 2012 Shinwakai balance sheet listed on the URL of Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, we found out that many descriptions on the donators' occupations were modified on July 18th.


Among the 16 modified occupational desctiption (excluding the same persons, 9 people's occupation titles during 2 years), there are examples where famous composer was written as company executive, or company executive corrected as "no occupation," company executive modified as "lawyer." 

These kinds of modification themselves show how Shinwakai's political fund balance sheet is flawed one, which should be applicable for the falsified descritption with serious negligence stipulated in Clause 2, Article 27 of the Political Fund Regulation Act.

In addition, it is strongly suspected that there was an intention to hide the real occupation of the donator by describing the NHK Chief Producer as "company executive" and then "company worker," which may be applicable to an intentional crime specified in paragraph 1 of Article 38 of the Criminal Codes.
Therefore, the four perople came to the conclusin to submit the accusation to Tokyo District Public Prosecutors' Office against Mr. X, the accused accountant of Shinwakai for violating Item 3, Paragraph 1, Article 25 of Political Fund Control Act (falsified description on political fund balance sheet) and against Prime Minister Shizo Abe for violation Paragraph 2, Article 25 of the same Act (Selection of the responsible accountant and the violation on duty of care on supervision) .


"Occupation" is also an important information for people to watch the government

There are some argument such as, "What is the big deal for mistaken description of titles?"  However, when we look into the book, "Casebook on Violation against Political Fund Control Act" (National Politics Information Center, 2012), there is a case in which the donator was described as company worker in stead of an associated person of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLITT), as "a violation of the Political Fund Control Act".
In this case, interpretation was provided on the fact that the fund management group of Mr. A, a member of Upper Council, had described the MLITT bureau chief and affiliated organization's director as "comapny workers". 


In case of Mr. A's Political Fund Report, most of donators' occupations were listed as "company worker," but among them, there were people who were actually the incumbent bureau chief of MLITT, executive director of a MLITT affiliated organization, a city mayor who used to work for former Ministry of Construction, a former Chief Engineer of Ministry of Construction etc.

Also included were the top personnels of Public Corporations which received fund and subsidies from the government. 

Mr.A used to work for the former Ministry of Construction and was elected as Upper House Councilor in 2007.  Most of the individual donators were Ministry of Construction related people who were also in close relationship with Mr. A.  

From this case, we can see that the occupations of the donators could become important information resource to criticize the collusion between political organization and donators/donator pretending as individuals representing corporation, and for people to watch and criticize ambiguous political procedures.

In this Shinwakai's case, the fact the NHK Chief Producer  who worked on popular programs such as "Project X," "Professionals," and "Family History" donated to the political group of the incumbent regime is an act which violates "NHK Broadcasting Guideline" and "Service Codes" with stipulation of political fairness, no bias on political parties, volantary/self disciplined principals, which could result in the viewers' distrust to NHK.
Moreover, "Fairness of Broadcast, No bias on political parties," "Prohibition of acts leadig to distrust," "Prohibition of concurrent posts" stipulated in the beginning of "NHK Broadcasting Guideline" are the rules which should be avided by "all the NHK staff with titles".


In addition, "Action Guidelines" stipulated by NHK says, "We shall avoid any act which could damage the trust of public broadcasting corporation in private life as well."


For the reasons mentioned in the above, the donation to Shinwakai by Mr. Yoshiharu Koyama is most probably violating "NHK Broadcasting Guideline", "Work Codes," and "Action Guidelines."


In this context, it is highly probable that Shinwakai's falsified description of Mr. Koyama's occupation as "company executive" could be applicable to the intentional crime hiding Mr. Koyama's aforementioned acts violating NHK compliance.


Furthermore, Mrs. Maya Koyama who is also a donator to Shinwakai is wife of Mr. Yoshiharu Koyama, and the mother of Mrs. Koyama is Ms. Birei Kin, a known ardent supporter of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. 

Considering these, it is almost impossible that Prime Minister Abe and Shinwakai's accountant Mr. X did not know the real occupation of Mr. Yoshiharu Koyama and probability of this case falling under the category of an intentional crime is hightened.


Correction of the description does not erase illegality


Some argue saying, "It is a groundless accusation because the party has already made the correction." However, such follow-up correction could become an element for extenuation of circumstances on judging the criminal responsibility, but cannot affect the approval or disapproval of the punishment under the common knowledge of law, which is also stipulated in the latter half of paragraph 2 of Article 27 in Political Fund Control Act.

In the aforementioned explanation of the case violating Political Fund Control Act, it is said, "Whether the accusation becomes punishable or not is judged at the time of the conduct, so even if the correction is made afterwards, the accused cannot avoid punishment.  Whether there was any intention or serious negligence at the time of the conduct (in this case, at the time of description) shall become the issue." (page 83)

告発状全文は次のとおり。The following is the entire accusation in Japanese

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