Justice, I believe, should be impartial and I don’t want to be wrong when hailing Japan’s justice system as fair and just. As I have read in the pages of The Japan Times, numerous Japanese companies and associations have been found committing transgressions vis-a-vis non-Japanese employees and trainees, among them Tepco, Creative Net, Hitachi, Mitsubishi and Panasonic. They were punished in such ways as having their accreditation revoked for five years, issued with improvement orders and forced to apologize to the public. Well, those are just wrist slaps.

I’m a foreigner, an investor and chief executive of a young firm arrested for assisting six foreign nationals in employment activities not authorized by their work permits. Like the above companies, I cooperated with investigations, showed remorse and pleaded guilty in court.

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