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Two former senior officials of the Liberal Democratic Party’s prefectural chapter in Nagasaki pleaded guilty Wednesday to illegally demanding political donations for last year’s gubernatorial election.

Goro Asada, 65, who was secretary general of the chapter, and Jitsuo Yasuda, 65, who headed its secretariat, admitted to the charges against them as their trial opened at the Nagasaki District Court.

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