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Thirty-seven lawmakers received illegal political donations last year before punishments for corporate donations to individual politicians were enacted in April 2000, according to a government report released Thursday.

Four Cabinet members, including Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasuo Fukuda, were among the lawmakers who received such donations, according to a report compiled by the Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications Ministry. The report covers income and expenditures in 2000, and includes donations and government subsidies.

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