Thursday, November 29, 2007

How can you hold a moonbeam in your hand?

I myself liked the cheesy attempt at a Sound of Music reference rather more than the cheesy attempt at a Lord of the Rings reference...until I learned I did not know the actual lyrics of the song the nuns sing about the Julie Andrews character.

Anyway, the nuns can definitely stop singing now; the Tokyo Prosecutor's Office has answered their question...

Prosecutors Search Japan's Defense Ministry Over Bribery Case

By Sachiko Sakamaki

Nov. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Japanese prosecutors searched the Ministry of Defense building in central Tokyo in connection with a bribery case involving a former vice minister, an official said on condition of anonymity.

Investigators carried out the search after they arrested Vice Defense Minister Takemasa Moriya yesterday on suspicion he accepted bribes to award contracts to a defense company.

Public broadcaster NHK Television showed live footage of more than 20 men dressed in black suits filing into the defense ministry's main building in Shinjuku ward in two lines a little after 12:00 p.m. Tokyo time
Funny hour of the day for a raid.

Image courtesy: The Asahi Shimbun

Nice atrium. Too bad about the guys in the suits.

Arrests of Moriya Takemasa and his wife....A full blown in-your-face stroll by the agents of doom into the heart of the Defense Ministry....Gosh, is this ever going to play into the hands of the DPJ--and I can believe this even after reading Okumura-san's smashing post.

It is looking more and more like:

"Nejire Now! Nejire Forevah!"

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