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権力と腐敗 Power and Corruption

権力と腐敗 Power and Corruption














また、私が貧しくて、盗みをし、私の神の御名を汚すことのないために。箴言 30:8, 9 Recently the arrest of Carlos Ghosn, the chairman of Nissan, for alleged under-reporting of his income and misuse of company funds has sent shock waves around the world. He is lauded as the one responsible for the re-building of Nissan.

The problem was that power was concentrated in the hands of one man admitted one of Nissan`s leaders. A financial newspaper in France said that many people there think the arrest has been a coup d`etat by Japan. The reason behind this is that the French government holds a percentage of the shares in the Renault company and Renault in turn holds 48% of the shares in Nissan. Ghosn was the one responsible for bringing about the amalgamation of Nissan and Renault. Nissan does not want to be influenced by the French government.

Ghosn`s annual salary is 1.9 billion yen. He received 1 billion yen from Nissan but reported only half of that to the tax office. For most of us, even if we slave away every day all of our lives, we will never save a fraction of that amount of money. Even though he has more than he will ever need or ever be able to use why did he need more? This shows the depth of man`s greed. When a man is given too much power he begins to think of himself as a god, becomes proud and this leads to corruption.

“Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, “Who is the Lord?” or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.” Proverbs 30:8, 9.

奥平 Okudaira

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