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Prosecutors demanded a six-year prison term Wednesday for former Labor Minister Toshio Yamaguchi, who is accused of breach of trust and other charges in connection with illicit lending by two failed Tokyo-based credit unions.

During the day’s session at the Tokyo District Court, prosecutors accused Yamaguchi, 59, of abusing his status as a Diet member to pursue his personal interests.

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