• Kyodo News


Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama’s Cabinet ministers received more donations from citizens and less from businesses and organizations than did their counterparts under Taro Aso, an analysis of their 2007 political funds reports showed Saturday.

The donations that Aso’s Liberal Democratic Party-led Cabinet received from businesses and organizations were double the amount received from individuals. But members of Hatoyama’s Democratic Party of Japan-led Cabinet received donations almost equally from business, organizations and individuals.

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