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Not all Japanese companies here have been clean

Re: 'Corruption abates slightly, but not nearly enough', Editorial 24 July 2014

It is good to hear that Japanese investors are calling for reduced corruption and improved transparency in Thailand. But what of Japanese investors who jump on the Thai corruption/non-transparency bandwagon? Setsuo Iuchi (chief representative of Jetro) believes that "now is a good time for Thailand to bring about good governance for the new era". Maybe he could start things off by investigating Japanese companies who have knowingly opted to invest here in Thai corruption practice. I have a story to tell. Would Mr Iuchi like to hear it?

Yours faithfully,

John Shepherd


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