The Diet affairs chairmen of three opposition parties agreed Sept. 25 to raise political ethics issues in an extraordinary Diet session to start Sept. 29, including the subject of the alleged offerings of money by oil wholesaler Junnichi Izui to Liberal Democratic Party politicians.
Representatives from Shinshinto, the Democratic Party of Japan and the Taiyo Party agreed to summon Izui, who is on trial for income tax evasion and fraud charges. Izui said early this month that he had given a total of 278 million yen to six key members of the ruling LDP, including policy chief Taku Yamasaki.
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