Nov 25, 2015

Cabinet minister Shimajiri accused of violating Japan's political funds law

A citizens’ group has filed a criminal complaint against Cabinet minister Aiko Shimajiri, accusing her of violating the political funds control law. Shimajiri’s ministerial portfolio includes responsibility for Okinawa and Northern Territories affairs. The complaint alleges that the Liberal Democratic Party’s second chapter in ...

Former dental group officials arrested over donations to lawmaker

Sep 30, 2015

Former dental group officials arrested over donations to lawmaker

Tokyo prosecutors on Wednesday arrested three former leaders of the Japan Dental Federation for allegedly falsifying reports of political donations made to a Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker. The three, including former President Mikimasa Takagi, 70, allegedly tried to cover up donations to a support ...

Sep 14, 2015

Obuchi's former aides plead guilty to falsifying fund reports

Two former aides to Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Yuko Obuchi have pleaded guilty to falsifying reports for her political fund management body and three other organizations. Kenichiro Orita, 67, a former mayor of Nakanojo, Gunma Prefecture, and Moriyoshi Kabe, 62, who was in charge ...