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Entries in Japan (40)

Monday
Aug032015

Olympics update: Beijing in, Boston out (Part One)

We learned Friday that Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, and that Boston withdrew from the 2024 race. From a corruption standpoint, there’s a lot going on here.

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Wednesday
May062015

South Korea company penalized $360 million for plot to steal DuPont Kevlar trade secrets

Kolon Industries Inc. pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia to conspiracy to steal trade secrets involving E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co.’s Kevlar technology. 

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Thursday
Apr092015

Japan to Vietnam: Give back our bribe money

Japan suspended aid for a $41 million railway project in Hanoi until Vietnam returns $782,000 in bribe money a Japanese contractor gave officials at Vietnam's state railway company.

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Thursday
Apr022015

China-backed international development bank confronts graft worries

Chinese President Xi Jinping (C, front) meets with representatives of 21 Asian countries at the founding of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in Beijing on Oct. 24, 2014. (Image courtesy of Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)News leaked a couple of years ago that China was promoting establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. The AIIB will compete for project funding against the IMF, World Bank, and Asia Development Bank, all seen as being under the thumb of the U.S., Europe, and Japan.

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Thursday
Mar052015

Managing compliance in China's emerging new civilization

President Xi Jinping visits UNESCO in Paris in 2014A new phase has begun in the maturation of China as an economic superpower, an era that President Xi Jinping has taken to calling “the new normal.” The ongoing challenge for Beijing is to transition from a largely investment-propelled, export-oriented economy to one increasingly driven by consumption.

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Wednesday
Dec032014

TI releases 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index: Action needed in the U.S. and other countries

Transparency International released its 20th edition of the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) today, available here. The 2014 CPI ranks 175 countries based on the perceptions of public sector corruption. Denmark is at the top of the list with a CPI score of 92. Similar to the last several years, North Korea and Somalia are at the bottom of the list, scoring 8 each.

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Thursday
Oct302014

In defense of the Caldwell Doctrine (in reply)

Yesterday's post on Leslie Caldwell's vision of the FCPA elicited a number of comments. And I do love a good back-and-forth.

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Thursday
Aug282014

Job: Director, Affiliate Compliance (Biogen Idec, Tokyo)

Job Title: Director, Affiliate Compliance

Employer: Biogen Idec

Location: Tokyo, Japan

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Monday
Jul212014

MoFo: Get ready for more Japan enforcement

While many people don’t know it, a bribery scandal in Japan in 1976 was part of the motivation for the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which was signed into law in the United States on December 19, 1977. 

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Friday
Jul182014

Judge suspends prison sentence for Deutsche Bank salesman in Japan bribe case

A former Deutsche Bank salesman who described systematic bribery in the sale of bank services to pension funds was given a suspended prison sentence Wednesday by a Tokyo judge.

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Wednesday
Jul162014

Japan prosecutes three businessmen for Vietnam railroad bribes 

Ga Sai Gon railway station, courtesy of Wikipedia Prosecutors in Tokyo said Tuesday they're charging three former top executives of a local company for alleged bribery involving railway projects in Vietnam that received Official Development Assistance (ODA).

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Monday
Jun302014

Global watchdog tells Japan to get serious about money laundering 

Japan has not done enough to combat money laundering, an international watchdog said on Friday, urging the government to adopt measures such as legislation that criminalizes terrorist financing.

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