A spate of recent fundraising scandals involving Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers has sent shock waves through the Diet, prompting the LDP-controlled Lower House Budget Committee to schedule a special session Thursday to discuss money in politics.

During the session, a number of scandals, such as illegal donations and kickbacks involving public works, are expected to be discussed. However, critics are still not convinced that simply holding special Diet sessions will lead to revisions of the rules regarding corporate donations that will help prevent scandals.

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