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The Tokyo High Court on Thursday upheld a 22-month prison term for former Diet lawmaker Takao Koyama for receiving bribes from KSD, an organization that provides mutual aid to small and midsize businesses.

Koyama, 60, a former House of Councilors member, was convicted of accepting 31.6 million yen in bribes from Tadao Koseki, 82, KSD’s founder and former director, for posing questions in the Diet that benefited KSD’s operations.

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