• Kyodo News


Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama has decided to amend his tax returns by the end of the year and pay around ¥500 million in gift tax on money he received from his mother, sources said Friday.

Hatoyama’s 87-year-old mother allegedly provided him with more than ¥1 billion over six years up to 2008, some of which is thought to have been recorded as political donations from fictitious donors in his political funds reports.

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