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Apr 28, 2015

12th court ruling questions constitutionality of 2014 election

The Okayama branch of the Hiroshima High Court ruled Tuesday that the results of the 2014 House of Representatives election were “in a state of unconstitutionality” due to disparities in the weight of votes between constituencies, but it rejected the plaintiffs’ demand to nullify ...

Obuchi ex-aides indicted over irregularities in funds reports

Apr 28, 2015

Obuchi ex-aides indicted over irregularities in funds reports

Prosecutors on Tuesday indicted two former secretaries of Yuko Obuchi, a lawmaker who resigned as industry minister last year, over suspected falsification of political funds reports from her funds management body. Prosecutors dropped the case against Obuchi due to a lack of evidence. The ...