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28 Apr, 2014

Japanese consultants made 100 kickback payments for development aid work – Japan News

Japan Transportation Consultants, Inc. made 100 payments of illicit kickbacks totaling ¥160 million to 13 officials from the governments of Vietnam, Indonesia and Uzbekistan from 2009 to 2014, in return for orders received to conduct projects under Japanese official development assistance, a third-party committee investigating the incident said Friday.

The JTC practice of making such illegal kickback payments to foreign civil servants began in 1990s, the committee investigation found.

According to the committee, the Tokyo-based railway consulting firm’s management decided to continue the payment of illegal kickbacks as a systematic business practice even after they were identified to be problematic during the course of a tax inspection by the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau in 2013.

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