A former secretary at the Japanese Embassy in Kenya who was punished for embezzling money via false expense claims is depicted in Foreign Ministry recruitment brochures as a diligent worker, sources said Thursday.

Two pictures of 56-year-old Masaru Dekiba, who was severely admonished by the Foreign Ministry for swindling some 930,000 yen between 1997 and last year, are featured in the 24-page color brochures alongside several others that document the ministry’s operations.

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