Feb 19, 2015

Loopholes in political funds law

One can't help wonder why farm minister Koya Nishikawa felt compelled to have an LDP chapter that he heads return a ¥1 million donation from a subsidiary of the sugar manufacturers' association if there was no illegal activity.

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 ...