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A construction company here paid half the salaries of two secretaries of Mitsuhiro Uesugi, a House of Councilors lawmaker of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, the lawmaker’s office and the firm admitted Friday.

The firm, Shidagumi, paid a total of 9.23 million yen to Uesugi over a period of about four years to December 2001, the office and company said, confirming a report in the daily Asahi Shimbun.

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