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Two political fund management bodies of consumer affairs minister Seiko Noda received a combined ¥300,000 in donations from scandal-tainted Katokichi Co. and its former president in 2003 and 2006, her political fund reports showed Thursday.

The revelation came after Noda, 47, was previously found to have received a ¥50,000 donation from Matabe Maeda, the disgraced founder of major construction contractor Maeda Corp. Maeda resigned as the company’s honorary chairman and board member to assume responsibility for a bribery scandal that also led to the arrest of former Fukushima Gov. Eisaku Sato in 2006.

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