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A company connected to the former secretary of a senior politician received more than 10 million yen from construction companies in return for introducing local government heads and major contractors, industry sources said.

A former secretary to House of Representatives member Michihiko Kano, deputy head of the Democratic Party of Japan, the main opposition party, is a board member of Gyosai-Toshikaihatsu Kenkyusho (Gyosaiken), a consultant company based in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo.

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