Even if you pay back, you cannot return the favor.

Yuko Yuzuki


From a novel, "Prosecutor's Long-cherished Wish". The main character is Sakata, a prosecutor whose father is a lawyer who said nothing even if he was to be charged with embezzlement in order to achieve a certain thought entrusted by a person who had saved his life, and served time. Bearing this phrase his father often said, he carefully searches facts that serve as a trigger for a suspect to start life again, even in the process of investigation. Because there is no one who has lived without receiving a favor.


October 5,  2018

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun