October 3, 2008
Japan Ministry May Punish Officials Entertained By Rice Traders
Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo
Tokyo, Oct. 3 Kyodo - The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said Friday it is considering punishing 12 officials identified as wined and dined by Osaka-based Mikasa Foods and other rice traders.
The ministry said it will consult with the National Public Service Ethics Board on the punishment of these officials.
Originally published by Kyodo News Service, Tokyo, in English 0409 3 Oct 08.
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