Thursday, March 05, 2009

Furu ike ya kawazu tobikomu

Okumura Jun has put together a huge post on the latest details to emerge regarding the Ozawa Ichirō political fundraising scandal.

Read it.

Afterward, perhaps questions will bubble up:

"But when did the reporters and editors of the Yomiuri Shimbun and the Sankei Shimbun learn the details of this story...and how long did they intend to forego publishing anything about it...and why have the prosecutors been taking years to put together an indictment on activities have been ongoing since 1995...and why did Watanabe Tsuneo, the don of the Yomiuri media empire, try to broker negotiations between Prime Minister Fukuda Yasuo and Ozawa Ichirō on the establishment of a government of national unity in December 2007, likely knowing then that Ozawa's political fundraising machine was prosecutable?

The sound of water.

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