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Prosecutors have grilled former lawmaker Yukihiro Yoshida regarding donations from the Japan Dental Association, a major backer of the Liberal Democratic Party, investigative sources said Tuesday.

Investigators suspect the JDA’s political arm donated a combined 20 million yen to Yoshida, a 42-year-old former House of Representatives member, on three occasions between May 2001 and August 2002 but did not report the contributions to authorities as required by law.

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