Commentary: Are Japan's Prosecutors On A Secret Mission?

It was the death that shook a nation. By hanging himself in a Tokyo hotel room on Feb. 19, Japanese parliamentarian Shokei Arai narrowly avoided the disgrace of arrest for alleged financial crimes. But his suicide also marked a new turn in the war against corruption in high places, a war that has driven three less well-known public servants and businessmen to kill themselves this year.

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