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    Shimane is Japan's most corrupt prefecture

    Mainichi Shimbun : Shimane Japan's most corrupt prefecture

    Shimane is the most corrupt of the country's 47 prefectures and 13 major cities, according to a grass roots watchdog group.

    More than 95 percent of bids on tenders for public works projects within the prefecture exceeded originally estimated costs, suggesting considerable bid rigging, the Citizen's Ombudsman group said.

    In contrast, only 1.5 percent of bids on huge projects in Miyagi exceeded initial budget estimations.
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    Saitama was the least transparent of the country's 13 biggest cities, with 85.7 percent of bids on large-scale public works projects exceeding estimated outlays. (Mainichi and wire reports, Aug. 2, 2004)

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    And what political party is most popular in Shimane-ken? Just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiroshi66
    And what political party is most popular in Shimane-ken? Just curious.
    LDP of course. The LDP rules the Japanese country-side. That doesn't make sense to compare political parties, as even Miyagi (the less corrupted) is governed by the LDP. Individuals are responsible.

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    That's true - the LDP has ruled the countryside, and some people have considered the LDP a conservative-agrarian party, it did grow out of, after all, the conservative-agrarian Democrat Party in 1955.

    That's true.

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