House of Representatives member Taro Kono entered a hospital Tuesday for tests to determine if he can give part of his liver to his father, former Foreign Minister Yohei Kono, who has hepatitis C, his office said.

Taro Kono, a 39-year-old parliamentary secretary at the Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications Ministry, will remain in the hospital until Friday, his office and the ministry said.

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