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Donations By TEPCO Execs Show Close Ties to Liberal Democratic Party

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Various officials with Tokyo Electric Power Co.(TEPCO) donated more than 20 million yen to the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) over three years since 2007, indicating a close relationship between the utility giant and the former ruling party.


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Shelly Peterson (213)
Thursday April 21, 2011, 1:15 am
The "political chess games" all over the world "sure sound the same", don't they!!!!

KS Goh (0)
Friday April 22, 2011, 4:03 am
Thanks for the article.

Past Member (0)
Friday April 22, 2011, 4:37 pm
William Jennings Bryan warned us about both major parties over 100 years ago, when he called them "tweedle-dum and tweedle-dee". The only difference is when some 3rd party threatens one of the 2, (usually Democrat Party). The the Democrat Party will adopt some of the 3rd party's platform to stay alive, until the next time the people wake up and start getting wise to the "2 Party scam"!

Charlene Rush (2)
Friday April 22, 2011, 7:28 pm
We could learn a lesson from Germany, who is managing quite well.
They have 5 parties and, from what has been explained to me, sounds like a system that is more fair and beneficial to the majority.

Democrats and Republicans are like Pepsi and Coke. They corner the market.
No one else, need apply.

Edward M (8)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 6:51 am
You Americans should be looking closer to home.

Ralph F (70)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 2:05 pm
LDP-backers? Imagine my (lack of) surprise.

Peter T (0)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 3:29 pm
Amazing - NOT! But not a situation peculiar to Japan...

Doug G (0)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 4:05 pm
The world's people need to stage a major revolution. good luck with that, however.

Sarah G (109)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 7:24 pm
Thanks for posting

Ellie L (0)
Monday April 25, 2011, 4:11 am
Oh, excuse me, it's only cool when the giant corporations pay through the nose to the republican/conservative/teabaggers. As soon as someone pays something to the Liberal Democrats, everyone gets their knickers in a twist. America wake up and vote straight Democrat or this country is doomed.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Saturday April 30, 2011, 8:20 am
Sigh. Thanks for the information
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