[about Shinobu's rumored affair with Tsuge
Did you investigate it?
Like hell I did. Not my business. Even a man as manipulative as me wouldn't use an officer's love life.
Is that all she is to you? Remember, I've seen you together.
But the powers-that-be couldn't leave it alone. A woman who should be on the straight road to the top, and she's sidetracked to a plot of reclaimed wasteland housing a labor division. There's no other explanation.