Farm minister denies returned donation was illegal

Feb 13, 2015

Farm minister denies returned donation was illegal

Farm minister Koya Nishikawa said Friday that he doesn’t regard a political donation he returned to a wood-processing company as illegal. Nishikawa was speaking to reporters after the Mainichi Shimbun reported Friday that the September 2012 donation to the Liberal Democratic Party’s branch in ...

Feb 4, 2015

Dentist group may have given ¥95 million to LDP lawmaker

The Japan Dental Federation may have indirectly provided ¥50 million to a supporters’ group of Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Midori Ishii in 2013, political funds reports from the groups suggest. The Japan Dental Federation, a political body linked to the country’s dental association, also ...

Dec 11, 2014

Komeito uneasy about projected LDP landslide

Komeito, the ruling coalition ally of the Liberal Democratic Party, is not necessarily elated by media surveys predicting a landslide for the conservative LDP in Sunday’s Lower House election. Executives in the pacifist party are worried an LDP that is too strong might make ...