Notes 3 - Money corruption o Biggest problem o Continued...

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Money corruption o Biggest problem o Continued after WWII and even with democracy o Showa denko scandal Resulted in dismiss of cabinet o Lockheed affair Followed by recruit scandal Politicians received bribes of company stocks Politics of corruption o Tokage no shippo kiri “cutting tail of lizard” People so susceptible to corruption Distrust of politicians o Some leaders caught in scandals gain even higher power Kiichi o Caused by LDP dominance Lockheed affair o Tanaka accepted money from Lockheed Resigned from LDP but remained independent Constituents respected him for getting things done Recruit Scandal o LDP Takeshita (Tanaka’s successor) Prime minster Inside stock trade Abe, Miyazawa, Takeshita forced out/resigned Uno (Takeshita successor) Sexual favor with Geisha scandal Led to first lose in 35 years for LDP majority in upper house o Scandal o 3% sales tax o Opening foreign agricultural markets Farmers main supporter of LDP o SDP Tsukamoto Resigned as SDP head for receiving 5,000 shares of stock o Koem and most other parties also have corruption Sagawa Kyubin Scandal o Many bribes and people involved o LDP remains in power, sees no need to change laws since it will affect them negatively Main source of income
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