• Kyodo News


The fund management bodies of House of Councilors President Satsuki Eda and three senior members of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan logged nightclub fees as political expenses in their annual political funds reports from 2003 to 2007, the reports say.

The fund management groups for Eda, education minister Tatsuo Kawabata, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yorihisa Matsuno and House of Representatives Rules and Administration Committee Chairman Takeaki Matsumoto get subsidies from the DPJ, which includes state subsidies from taxes.

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