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.
Entries in Japan (40)
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.
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.
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.
A 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.
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.
Job Title: Director, Affiliate Compliance
Employer: Biogen Idec
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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.
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.
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).
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.