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Finance Ministry scandal now greater than the sum of its parts

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"Dirty Hand" was the name of a course I once took at a university in the United States.

Tailored for students aspiring for a career in civil service or law, the course prepared them for situations where they will be forced to make tough calls between professional integrity and unethical conduct that verge on breaking the law.

The professor regaled the students with real-life examples of such situations and engaged them in heated debate.

I recalled this course of more than 20 years ago upon reading 14 official documents released by the Finance Ministry concerning the Moritomo Gakuen scandal.

Alterations had been made in every one of those documents,........

© The Asahi Shimbun