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The article “Koike vows to nail officials who cut corners in Tsukiji” in the Oct. 6 edition didn’t mention the fact that the original budget for the new market in Toyosu has ballooned greatly from the original estimate, to where it now stands at around ¥600 billion.

No one knows where all the money went? Talk about a spending overrun. Sounds like LDP business as usual — bid rigging — to me, but I’m just a dumb foreigner.

Pity that the common Japanese taxpayer must take it in the wallet, again. No worries though, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his LDP cronies operate a well-oiled political machine so it won’t be too terribly painful for the impotent working class.

Bend over Tokyo and say, “Yes, may I have more please?!”

Japanese “sheeple” will never have their “Network” moment when they stand up and yell, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.” No, they’ll passively accept their lowly place in Abe’s increasingly totalitarian Japan.

When it comes to screwing over the Japanese people, guys like former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori, head of the Olympics organizing committee are all about Viagra.

Robert Mckinney
TAMA, TOKYO

The opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are the writer’s own and do not necessarily reflect the policies of The Japan Times.

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