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The House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday calling for Takanori Sakai, a Lower House member arrested earlier this month for allegedly falsifying political funds reports, to resign.

Sakai became the third Diet member to be slapped with the nonbinding resolution, and it remains unclear if he will step down. The previous two targets — House of Councilors member Tatsuo Tomobe in 1997 and Lower House member Muneo Suzuki last year — refused to comply.

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