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Prosecutors have asked Democratic Party of Japan Secretary General Ichiro Ozawa to submit to voluntary questioning over a controversial land purchase by his fund management body, sources said Wednesday.

The Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office is apparently aiming to clarify a statement by Tomohiro Ishikawa, a DPJ lawmaker who was in charge of clerical work at the fund management body, Rikuzankai, that the money for the purchase came from Ozawa himself, sources said.

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