• Kyodo


A committee for an inquest of prosecution has supported a decision by prosecutors not to press charges against a Diet member over alleged political donations from a foreigner, sources said Saturday.

House of Representatives member Junichiro Koga allegedly received 3 million yen in political funds in 2001 from a South Korean national in violation of the Political Funds Control Law.

The law bans political donations from foreign individuals and organizations.

Prosecutors dropped the case July 30, citing insufficient evidence.

The Fukuoka Committee for the Inquest of Prosecution concluded that the decision by the Fukuoka District Public Prosecutor’s Office was appropriate.

Koga was elected to the Lower House as a Democratic Party of Japan candidate.

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