Don't you just wish that, sometimes, we could be more like the Japanese?
TOKYO -- Japan's farm minister Toshikatsu Matsuoka, who has been embroiled in a scandal over political donations, died Monday after a suicide attempt, police said.
"He died at 2:00 p.m. (0500 GMT)," a police spokesman said.
The minister had faced allegations that he reported large utility expenses for a government office building.
If sometimes, we were more like the Japanese, in one fell swoop, this country would be rid of corruption:
(1) without having to deal with extradition issues;
(2) without unnecessarily clogging the court dockets;
(3) without needing to cajole 79 tongressmen to sign an impeachment complaint.
Report from Agence France-Presse.
Japanese translation by Pekto.