• Kyodo News


Questions have deepened over fund-reporting irregularities involving ruling party kingpin Ichiro Ozawa, with the amount of unrecorded cash transfers believed to be twice as much as initially thought.

Sources said Ozawa’s fund management group, Rikuzankai, transferred ¥400 million to Ozawa in 2007 without recording the transaction in a fund report. Rikuzankai is also suspected of using ¥400 million in unrecorded income to buy land in Tokyo in 2004.

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